When Smarts Became Overhead
If you watched Mad Men you probably were intrigued and drawn by the culture in business, how they interacted, how they got things done. Depending on your own work background, it was either completely foreign or very familiar. It’s exciting, dynamic, risque, for old world standards, and even risque by today’s outlook.
If you’re from a larger company, the entire concept of small company or agency environment is as far from your reality as the 1950s setting of the show. Smaller company cogs instantly see the progression to the current day state, complete with more liquor (despite a shift in cultural and legal mores), and sadly, more crying.