January 6, 2008
It's just 48 hours away from the kickoff of the Florida Gators 2nd attempt at a college football national championship in 3 years, and I just read a story from last week where the CEO of Procter & Gamble, A. G. Lafley, proved that deep down, he's a Gator fan.
In an analyst call on Dec. 22nd, a question was directed to Mr. Lafley about the succession plan for his position when he decides to retire. His response did not reveal any details about the succession plan, but instead compared his lineup of top management in a way that revealed that he is an admirer of the Florida Gators! His quote was picked up by all major news outlets.
"We have to be like Florida's football team," Lafley told analysts at a Dec. 11 meeting in New York. "We just have to be strong and deep."
SWEET!!! Looks like my occasional run-in with A. G. in the Central Building elevator may have left a positive impression on him! ;)
By the way, for those who don't know, Procter & Gamble is based in Ohio in the middle of Big Ten country -- I wonder why he didn't use the Ohio State or Michigan in his example? Perhaps something to do with the Big 10's 1-6 record in the 08-09 bowls?