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On the Job in La La Land

March 8th, 2017


Lack of concentration and potentially trying to be active on social media:

“Brian Cullinan, one of two PricewaterhouseCoopers partners responsible for handling the envelopes with the names of the Oscar winners, tweeted a picture of actress Emma Stone on Sunday night. The tweet, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, went out just three minutes before presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway walked on stage and announced the wrong Best Picture winner, one of the biggest Oscar foul-ups ever.” – Michelle Castillo, CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/27/a-tweet-may-be-to-blame-for-the-biggest-oscar-goof-up-in-history.html

Extreme focus during an international football match:

I recently attended a football match at Wembley Stadium in London, UK, with some colleagues and it was impressive. Working in the security industry, we noticed something even more impressive. The security guards did not take their eyes off the fans regardless of what might be happening behind them. Goal or no goal, they kept scanning.

Executive protection:

Imagine an executive protection agent providing services for a celebrity and trying to live tweet the experience. Like the 2017 Oscar tweeter, protection agents would not last long in that role if they were using social media in tandem with their duties.

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