Was there a time when keeping people working was a sign of success? Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
I find it ironic that the US is telling China not to send armaments to Russia because “weapons would be used to bombard cities and kill civilians”. Isn’t that what the weapons we’re send to Ukraine do?
On El Salvador’s “mega prison “, I guess no one there read “The Great Escape” on Paul Brickhill's 1950 non-fiction book. It will be interesting to see how many prisoners escape from it.
Your comment about loving your wife reminded me of this piece I just read: https://open.substack.com/pub/typicalman/p/my-wifes-affair-saved-our-marriage?r=ofba&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
There was a time when keeping good employees was a sign of success. I think it was the same time that employees valued security/loyalty over flexibility. I will be curious to see how the next great visionary CEO leverages the new reality. Or maybe how they effectively challenge it?
I love how people who say and write offensive and ridiculous things claim the victimhood of being "cancelled" when other people call them on their garbage. My rights are being infringed, they claim.
You've got the right of course, within certain limits, to say what you like. Your would-be audience, of course, has the right to say I don't want your garbage in my life and because I find it so offensive I'm going to boycott anyone who supports it, and companies have the right to say we'd prefer not to upset our customers (and perhaps prefer not to be on the wrong side of history) so we're no longer going to subsidize this individual and their thoughts by paying them.
Sorry Scott Adams, not sorry you face consequences for the choices you've made. And no, that doesn't make me "woke".
ahhh....but the big thing ignored as that jobs also cared abot his customers and their satisfaction. unfortunately apple no longer is that company...and there are so many tech support people, at least in my experience, for whom it would be better for apple if they left the company. recently I have had a ton of issues with my devices and needed help...since october I have dealt with a ridiculous number of rude and disrespectful apple care tech support people. after over 100 hours of working with a variety of tech people trying to fix issues who, while screen sharing on my devices saw my many issues, many of which I was told couldn't actually be reported to the engineers because they weren't known issues yet (and when I asked how can the issues become known if we can't actually report them said "I don't know."), suddenly the woman who had worked for me for months with everything getting worse rather than better disappeared and I was handed off to an super duper escalation team person who called me up and rudely and officiously informed me that he had gotten the case that morning and had determined that I actually had no problems with my devices, that all of the issues I was complaining about were normal, even though the previous tech person, and her supervisor said there were serious issues. this super duper specialist told me I had to accept the reality that I had no issues and quite bluntly told me he didn't want to hear anything I had to say about what had been happening for over 100 hours of work time with apple. he informed me I needed to accept this or figure something else out. when I asked if something else might be moving to samsung or google. he said "sure. that's a choice." and he was just one of many many rude tech people I have dealt with in the last few years......so, perhaps a big piece of what I am saying is that not only do employees need to be valued and not have them turn over, but customers do too....and the apple company of steve jobs you describe no longer exists....further proof of this is that 3 of 5 people I tell my story to say they used to be apple people but the same kind of treatment happened to them and they never will use another apple device again...personally, I'm thinking of trying to get samsung or google to do an "I hate apple" campaign using all us disgusted former lovers of apple products and services.
Despite what people say Jobs was a world class A-hole. Maybe some of these employees stayed because they had college debts they couldn’t pay off so they put up with his abuse. Like Bono said” Never mistake the artist for the art. “
Employers used take pride in how well they managed their company’s. The long tenure of employees was one measure of good management. Also offering the best benefits, retirement plans, and paid vacations were other measures of a good employer. Working was more like a family member addition. Employers no longer care about their employees.
Things #6 & #7 were in the correct order!
Quick ? What does a .78 human baby look 👀 like? 🧐
Bill, I have a good friend (and a subscriber!) who will read this with sadness. Her CEO could not be more the antithesis of Jobs. The company has 53% turnover, the Board is doing nothing and they are not paying bills. The difference in leaders could not be more stark. It is unfathomable to try and understand the ineptness of the CEO, but the Board for not making change!