glass-half-empty

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Susan Kropf, the companys president and chief operating officer, says that while the management team is “by nature optimistic,” there is a “glass half empty kind of mentality.” Says Kropf. “We always think about what more we could have done, or how we could have done it better.”


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  • Philip Glass — (born January 31, 1937) is an American classical music composer who has been nominated for three Academy Awards. He is considered one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century [Naxos Classical Music Spotlight podcast: Philip… …   Wikipedia

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