The Investor, The Senior Executive, The Middle Manager, and The Worker
Melissa Mayer seems to be dragging her dead company around pretending that it is a living thing.. (just my two cents). Reminds me of the Weekend at Bernie’s movie 1989. Bernie was a real party animal and senior dude..except he was dead.
The reason why companies are failing today is because the system is constantly being gamed to produce lies that encourage investment. This practice isn’t new but the availability of information in real time has made it much easier for liars to do their thing.
The only way to get attention is to scream louder and be bold, and a bigger jerk over others. Tell lies and act like a raging mad person. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to accept this as “best business practice.”
A few weeks ago, I wrote about garbage in the ocean and amazingly enough people don’t respond to that. The real problems of our world seem too big for any one of us to fix. It is a shame. It is a real shame.
- The investors don’t care about the truth as long as the stock price goes up.
- Senior Executives like the folks you all know who are in the public clearly can’t pass the bullshit test.
- Middle Management is “in the middle”
- Workers are essentially liabilities.
Looking in the rear view mirror at our country won’t help us either. We have to start working on supporting our small businesses. We need to foster growth that is organic and centered on real results as opposed to speculation. We need to think less about activist investors and market gambling. Investors and others will work the market, I don’t think that is going to change. Investors aren’t bad but the behaviors around market speculation are not good when they artificially prop up companies that aren’t worth it.
I have to ask.. what kind of world are we building for our children?
If you ask me, we can ignore what is happening in our world and do nothing or we can work together for our future. I think it starts with an honest discussion of what is really happening and we can take it from there.