• 03.03.10

The Indelible Brilliance of Jack Donaghy, the World’s Greatest Executive

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Hulu, as part of their relentless Attack on My Productivity, has put together a bunch of clips featuring Jack Donaghy, the GE executive played by Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock, at his managerial best. Whether you need to know when to wear a tuxedo (after 6, every day) or how to win at marbles (you hide them), Jack Donaghy is the man to ask. Warning: the following post contains (mostly consists of, really) Hulu clips, which means those outside the U.S. are out of luck. Sorry!


From The Book of Jack (not a real book):

Office romances are, in the minds of HR shrews and other naysayers, to be avoided for legal and morale reasons. But being a man in power means some leggy underlings will want to throw themselves at you–this is the reward for being such a fantastic manager. See Fig. A for details/instructions.

Fig. A:

Other examples of the wisdom of Jack Donaghy:

And one last one:


Check out Hulu’s blog post for a few more annotated examples. You’ll be a better manager for it.


About the author

Dan Nosowitz is a freelance writer and editor who has written for Popular Science, The Awl, Gizmodo, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, and elsewhere. He holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University and currently lives in Brooklyn, because he has a beard and glasses and that's the law.