"The Tribune's not much for promoting its people; it doesn't want to treat anybody as bigger than the paper. But [demoted-to-page-two columnist David] Greising was the best evidence of the stylish, provocative, savvy section that Business editor Rob Karwath presumably wants Business to become," said Chi Reader's Michael Miner last July -- http://www.chireader.com/hottype/2003/030725_1.html

Better late than never (from me) with this percipient observation by M. Miner. Greising, who followed weeks later by declining, like Melville's Bartleby the scrivener, to write for page two and got a reporting assignment instead, got too good at annoying rich and powerful CEOs, is my bet. He was too good, is the point. Mother Tribune likes you good but not too good. It makes her nervous.

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