Time Warner’s dismissal of Jack Griffin as the head of its magazine division Time Inc. is a cautionary tale about egotism in creative organisations. The lesson is that creatives are expected to be like that but business-side executives are not.
Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner’s chief executive, was admirably clear about why he asked Mr Griffin to step down. Mr Griffin was upsetting a lot of people in an organisation where executives are expected to rub along with editorial types. Read more