The 2017 Academy Awards offered proof of the classic television adage, “Anything can happen on Live TV.” And it did, in absolutely incredible fashion. The wrong envelope was presented to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, and while it’s obvious from the video that Mr. Beatty sensed it was the wrong envelope, the incorrect winner was announced. Confusion and chaos ultimately led to the category winner being corrected and “Moonlight” won Best Picture for 2017.
We have more communications tools available to us than our forefathers could have ever dreamed of. Within your pocket and on your wrist is more computation power than what sent astronauts to the Moon. Yet despite the ease at which we can communicate with each other at any point on the globe, I find that Common Courtesy has declined, especially in business.