I was sitting here typing up a new post on Sociopaths in business (it’s going to end up being an e-book and a new Secret Rule) when I heard news that Studs Terkel, the Chicago radio commentator and general social commentator, passed on.
I read his Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974) in a class on sociology of work twenty years ago. When I came to Chicago, he was still occasionally on the air.
His Division Street: America and Hard Times are Chicago landmarks.
Sometimes work eats. Sometimes it doesn’t. And sometimes you leave a pretty decent body of work.
May you have been in heaven half an hour ere the Devil knew you had gone, Studs.
Some videos with Studs after the jump: