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The problems–as I have been saying…

December 3, 2011 Leave a comment

This is verbatim from a website:


The CTO of the information technology company was more than a little irritated.

“In our high tech business,” she said, “when people buy our products, they’re really buying into our conception of the future. Some of us of us have an innovative vision for where our company can fit into that future. Unfortunately, right now the company simply reacts to the marketplace and the competition. The CEO’s favorite saying is It might be the early bird that gets the worm, but look what happens to the early worm. And it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese. Unfortunately we’re never even the second mouse—or the third. By the time we get there, the cheese is long gone. But every time any of us try to push through our point of view, the CEO turns the discussion into an argument. Which of course, we eventually have to let him win.

“We’re losing out to birds, worms, mice, and cheese,” another senior executive added. “Underneath it all, I think [the CEO] sees the logic behind what we’re saying, but he’s not comfortable acting on it. Which always leaves us on the verge of civil war.”

I am sad to say this type of stuck in  the mud management is the norm. Maybe my blog will be about how to change the world by NOT working for anyone else!

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