Jeff Shell out at NBC

This is the same Universal that went through the Matt Lauer fiasco, yet Jeff Shell thought it was ok to have a secret affair with a colleague who inconveniently decided to file a complaint. One can only imagine what might have ,prompted that reaction. Had he promised a future and then tried to back out? Has she put it to him, marriage or bust? 

Either way, and whether his actual wife was aware it his affair or not, she now is, along with his children, neighbors and everyone else he knows. Yesterday he was the CEO of NBCUniversal after two decades with Comcast. His career even included replacing Ron Meyer, who himself left in 2020 because of the revelation of an affair!  But today Mr. Shell  is a pariah in the business he spent his career in, that had rewarded him well. Inexplicably, he felt safe in following the path he took. Why?

How does one so mis-read their power and ability to finesse this kind of high profile exposure, even having been close witness of others who failed to do so. None of us are perfect, but a hydrogen bomb has just landed in the life of Jeff Shell and he’s the one who dropped it. 

I so wish for the sake of his family that he’d read “What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works,” before embarking down that road.

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A stable, nonpreachy, objective voice makes the book stand apart from others in the genre. A successful guide that uses anecdotes of real human experiences to reveal powerful truths about life.

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A successful guide that uses anecdotes to reveal powerful truths about life.  

The stable, positive, non-preachy and objective voice makes the book stand apart from others in the genre.

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“The author gives readers not just points or principles to ponder, but real human experiences that demonstrate them!
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“I’ve read a number of books that focus on sharing a similar message, including “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, “The Answer” by John Assaraf & Murray Smith, “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield, “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill, and I must say that I find Rob’s to be my favorite. – Sheryl Woodhouse, founder of Livelihood Matters LLC

Jeff Shell out at NBC

Jeff Shell out at NBC

…And here is a genuine story about how even minimal effort to bring comfort to another human can result in outsized and wonderful results. How different the world might seem to many if that kind of true effort actually ran wild! It is a thought worth considering. It is also a siren call to each of us!

New research shows small gestures matter even more than we may think.

I wonder about when this train actually went off the rail and Balwani and Holmes both knew it. It reminds me somewhat of Bernie Madoff’s $20 Billion deception in that if Bernie had fessed up when his performance first went south and he tried to cover it up, only to make it worse, he might largely have been forgiven and returned to his original trading business. But he just couldn’t do that and as time went on…well we know the result.

Was there a similar trajectory for this pair? A time when they looked at each other and said, “Uh oh!” Not that it matters really. Somewhere along the way they knew what was going down and kept it going for as long as they could. Now have to face the music as eventually, always is the case. It is simply “The Law of Cause and Effect” unfolding. Hopefully for them there will be less tragic endings than Bernie. It depends on how they handle what they have wrought! We’ll see.