Do you see the irony regarding your disdain for a liberal arts education?
I have a B.A., but also have a minor in accounting and a minor is psychology.
You complained about "hiring the right people for the right job". Large corporations are simply hiring too many of the same types of people for short-term periods. What do you call a team of engineers with no holistic perspective on the product they are building?
For the company who builds planes? Who? Lipstick manufacturers? Companies who make dildos?
Any company. Obviously a company like Boeing should be flush with brilliant engineers but management should be more well-rounded. I argued on this forum a few months ago that soon we will see a return of manufacturing to the states. Once companies get burned and start hemorrhaging precious cash (and they already have), they'll adapt.
Their cash will soon run out if they don't understand that the best people to do a job are the best people to do a job. While that may seem a little trite it's still true. Fucking around with outsourcing etc. has gotten them in trouble. What good are unfulfilled orders on the books? As it stands the Dreamliner is a not-yet-to-market research project
I doubt the cash will run out but they face a serious problem with having too much cash. Cash sitting idle is an unused asset. As for employing the right people, companies tend to try to hire people who are the absolute "right fit" for a job. The problem is that employees simply aren't hanging around for more than a couple of years. As soon as they start mastering the business processes they leave. They also take the acquired intellectual capital with them. Intellectual capital is a murky "intangible asset" that is often overlooked. This short-term thinking misfire will cost companies heavily in the future.
Rather than buying companies why not just pay to develop in-house talent and scale facilities accordingly?
Too much short term thinking versus long-term thinking. Engineers and accountants are trained to solve immediate problems that don't involve the big-picture. Those from different backgrounds (liberal arts, etc) are trained to analyze problems from a holistic perspective. You need both types of minds to be involved in order to solve business problems.
No, businesses need more diversity. People who come from a variety of backgrounds. Getting more engineers and accountants into management tends to be a fatal mistake because these guys often have linear minds when it comes to business decisions. Too much short term thinking, not enough long term.
Bill (i think that's the tan guy's name) obviously has had some professional work done. The tanning is one thing. But he also does botox and chemical peels. Wouldn't surprise me if he's had a facelift.
The point is that he's suppose to be in his early 50s, right? He looks very good for his age.
What a horrible thing to say. During my youth I have had horrible things happen to me. Unspeakable things. Yet I persist on. I am no hero. I am persistent. It is human to never give up. Why allow yourself to be a victim? Use your intellect to smash forward.
Exactly. Certain people refuse to take responsibility. I own my position in life. I am not ashamed at the fact that I am a poor son of a bitch who is getting education to get ahead.
I have taken years to get an education. I restarted the community college route when I was 27. It took me nearly nine years for my BA. For my master's it will take a measly three semesters. I leveraged ten business courses.
Exactly. Like I posted earlier I had a sickness when I was a kid and nearly died. This is truth. the result of this high temperature was a mental illness at age fucking seven where i took a fucking bbq fork and threatened to kill myself. I remember sitting in my bed, looking at the window, asking god to kill me because I felt so miserable.
I felt that miserable because my brain was fucking fried from that sickness.
I felt guilty about everything. I was so fucking fucked up at age seven or age eight that I wanted to die.
But I powered through it. I never gave up.
Hence the thread.
Never give up. Keep your eye on the prize. Push your mind and body to achieve until you feel like throwing up.
This is what garageboi does. :) This is why I win.
Yeah. I took Cougar and her little boy to see Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The little boy gazed upon the rocks on the wall that were part of the ticket booth. he said 'sean, in those rocks there could be fossils'. What an extraordinary observation for such a young person. I almost missed it. Those types of observations are what separate the depressed from the observant.