old boy network


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Any ‘inside track’ to privileges accorded to an elite or exclusive group of ‘old chums’

old boy network

“In” group, the 'Mafia' Any 'inside track' to publishing articles in 'premier journals', access to grant monies–eg, from the NIH, hospital staff privileges in prestigious institutions–eg, Massachusetts General Hospital, and other seemingly unfair advantages linked to friendship. See Glass ceiling principle.
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Chenier, chairman of the Municipal Airport Commission, said only a small group contends there's a Good Old Boy network and those who do so are largely interested in one issue.
The mix is complicated by the fact that the careers of these high-fliers normally take off after graduating from one of the Grandes Ecoles, which produce an inbred, old boy network rivaling that of Harvard Business School or Oxbridge.
Taking cues from Madison Avenue rather the Old Boy Network, the new breed uses marketing flash to lure customers, and scatters field offices like a fried-chicken chain.
Cazorla represents a major coup for Wenger and the pounds 16million Malaga star admitted that Arsenal's old boy network of Robert Pires and Cesc Fabregas persuaded him to sign.
Never mind mega bonuses, which the new Government has done nothing to stop, isn't it nice to see the old boy network looking after its own.
"Turned down by an interview system more reminiscent of the old boy network. It is about time we had an end to that old Britain when what matters to some people is the privileges you were born with rather than the potential you have."
Yesterday, they won the backing of their MP who attacked the carve-up as an example of Britain's "Old Boy network".
I believe that most of them get their positions not by ability but by the 'old boy network' or in other words, sleaze.
The report says: "There are a number of reasons - fear of conflict, misogyny, the bishop's wish to present a united front to the world, a devotion to the old boy network, or, in some cases, to a closeted gay network, laziness, indifference and excessive concern about what Rome thinks and the habitual stance of not taking women seriously."
Thomas III, the executive director of the National Association of Minority Contractors says this proves, "the old boy network is still alive."
Lord Davies, a former chairman of Standard Life, said 25 of the FTSE100 firms had no women on their boards, and challenged firms to leave the "old boy network" culture behind.