When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Hard Thing CEOs and Presidents Have To Do

"I don't work here. I work for another company that lends me out to pussies like Steve's boss who don't have the balls to sack their own employees."
--George Clooney in "Up in the Air"

The Hardest Thing CEOs Have To Do - Business Insider: "Yesterday at Lerer Ventures' CEO Summit, The Facebook Effect author David Kirkpatrick asked two founders, "What's the hardest thing you've ever had to do for your company?" Both CEOs agreed: it was firing people."

Unfortunately, we have a President, Barack Obama, who is unable to bring himself to fire ANYBODY--

Views under the Palm - johnmpoole.com: Predictions: 2012 Presidential Race: " . . . James Carville pleaded with him (Obama) "fire somebody!" (Actually Carville went on to say "No -- fire a lot of people.")  Obama doesn't fire anybody--government employment is lifetime employment even if you're inept, incompetent, or just doing a lousy job. Think of "Fast and Furious" (where the U.S. government--Justice Department's ATF--armed a foreign criminal enterprise and thereby engaged in "state-sponsored terrorism") for just one of many examples. Anybody fired? How about firing the Attorney General who is either clueless or inept to allow such an operation to be conducted? Unfortunately for Obama (and the Democrats), the American public conducts its business differently--just ask Jimmy Carter or George H.W. Bush."


The Big Picture

Financial Crisis - The Telegraph

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