Three Problems with Undercover Boss
I have only seen two episodes of “Undercover Boss” so far. I like the premise. The idea of CEO’s going to the front lines in disguise to find out what’s really happening in their companies is a good one. However, there are flaws. Specifically, there are four. First, a week isn’t enough to get an […]
The New Capitalism
Much happens underground before a tree’s limbs touch the sky. I have been writing steadily since 2007. In similar fashion, most of my writing to date has never been read. I have started 36 books. I have only finished two of them. In total, I have produced 462,156 words (not counting my blog, and not […]
Do You Really Want to Start a Business?
Gary Hamel, author of The Future of Management, just wrote an interesting post the other day. I like the way he thinks. I read his book, and I recommend it. He discusses the implications of the fact that modern society is the result of operating in a hierarchy for centuries. Private companies, churches, schools, and […]
In 2007, I quit my job and rode triumphantly into the sunset, declaring myself victorious for having made the decision to start my own business and break free from the 9-to-5 grind. To make a long story short, I crashed and burned. It took me several years to figure out that a business owner was […]