Today Bloomberg Businessweek‘s Greg Farrell published a remarkable piece about power shifts among News Corp.’s top executives in the early days of the phone hacking scandal. He also reconstructs a fateful dinner party chez Murdoch, which we’ve mined for etiquette tips, below, should you ever secure an invite.
Q: When should I arrive at Rupert Murdoch’s dinner party?
I’ve never had an eating disorder. I did, however, have an eating problem, the way that Ted Striker from Airplane said he had a drinking problem before splashing himself with a beverage. I didn’t consume food: I just shoved it toward my mouth, usually while in the middle of doing other activities (reading, working, taking a bath).
Danny Meyer has no patience for waiterspeak. According to CNN, the five phrases Mr. Meyer never wishes to hear in his restaurants:
1. “Are we still working on the salmon?”
2. “May I bring you a bottle of mineral water or do you drink Bloomberg tap water?”
3. “It’s against our policy.” Read More