...don't even ignore 'em.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Dehype U. – Department of Oversimplification: How Business Works.

Combine a great idea for a product, guts and tough management, passion for your work, and a gift for inspiring people, and the result is a successful business. When you become successful, you sell your business to another business that has run out of ideas. Because he had the money to buy your successful business, the new owner believes he is smarter than you. He cuts your budget. His HR people come to town, show your staff the company video, and talk about “culture.” Your best people leave the company and join the competition. The new owner gets on his private jet and goes shopping for another company. That’s how it works. So, now you know.

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