Stevenson admitted that coming to Robins was a learning experience after spending his career as a pilot and commander of flying units.
"This was my first job in this command and I felt like the dog watching television," he said. "I knew there was a lot going on around me. I just didn't know what it was."
Gene Rector, "New vice commander coming to WRALC," The Macon Telegraph, February 27, 2003
M. Mitchell Waldrop, Chaos, Inc.," Red Herring, January 2003
But that's the easiest thing they do. What they really do is understand how to use all those terabytes. They get the big picture. Some of the people who handle data are like dogs watching TV. Have you ever noticed them? They just don't get it.
Roger Blackwell, "Reinventing the supply chain," Computerworld, October 20, 1997
I honestly believe that what is happening today in organizations is analogous: many people are finding that their current mindset and skillset serve them poorly in the new game; others are like dogs that are watching TV and just don't get it.
Stephen R. Covey, "Whole new ball game," Executive Excellence, August 1996
black dog syndrome
dog that caught the car