Life and How to Survive it: John Cleese

John Cleese has done some cool things. (1) Play an essential role in making Monty Python a success (2) Create and play an essential role in making Fawlty Towers a success, (3) write and star in a funny movie called “A Fish Called Wanda” (4) consult with business on how to foster creativity, and (5) write a book called Life and How to Survive it.

Did I leave anything out? Cleese says this

In the book Life and How to Survive It, which I developed with Robin Skynner, we decided that the ideal leader was the one who was trying to make himself dispensable. In other words, he was helping the people around him acquire as many of his skills as possible so he could let everyone else do the work and just keep an eye on things, minimizing his job and the chaos that would come with a transfer of authority.