My point was that one learns the "leadership" necessary to successfully run
a specific business by first gaining a thorough knowledge of the specific
business. IOW, and contrary to current perception, "leadership" is rarely
gained by the act of attending "business school".
I've said this before: I theorize that much of what you see wrong with the
current corporate mentality started with a secret project during WWII to
train "managers" for the ramping up of manufacturing for military/war effort
needs, and has since evolved to the point that conventional wisdom dictates
a "business/MBA school" graduate needs to know little else but what is
taught therein to run any company he heads insofar as whatever widget it
Besides, ever notice that the rise of the "business/MBA school graduate", as
a practiced prerequisite for running a business, coincides nicely with total
disregard for the customer, doing whatever is expedient for the "bottom
line", and the concept of if it ain't illegal, do it, and morality be
(present company excluded, of course <g>)
IMO, we're now arguably seeing the results of this learned behavior in the
rapidly obvious conclusion that we've become a second rate nation with a
second rate economy ... just check out tonight's global business section for
ample evidence of that.
Me, I just want to buy a hamburger that actually looks like the one on the
commercials, or the pictures on the wall! :)
Let the little things slide in the name of the bottom line and before you
know it you got boxes specifically stating something's inside that isn't ...
and folks defending what's a wrong as a right.
school doesn't teach improperly, but many corporations rely on the
credential so enthusiastically that they fast track their graduates so
that they never actually spend the time to learn the business. When
the relevant foundation isn't there then they revert to the math
because it is easy and comforts them with their decisions. That is a
problem that will bring very successful companies to their knees in a
flash. I got to live through it.
Of course! I had a fortunate but rare advantage. My MBA came over a
period of five years after working from the very bottom over a period
of ten years. That early, valuable education eliminated the normal
delusions of grandeur that fresh MBA's roll out of school with.
Recently saw a TV program on PBS describing how the US diet is
basically corn based.
Feed lots that fatten cattle using corn produce an obese animal that
would probably live little more than a few months past the normal
slaughter date, according to the program.
Don't eat much beef anymore, probably just as well.
If you're ever in New England try Friendly's. Theirs come pretty
close to the picture.
But Tim Hortons isn't the place to go for a burger--they're the
Canadian equivalent of Dunkin Donuts. Often partnered with a Wendys
though--if you want a burger you to to the Wendys side, if you want a
donut you go to the Tim Horton side.
So - What's wrong with that?
Despite the fact that Dunkin Donus bombed in Canada, their product it pretty
Tims is what it is - nothing more and nothing less.
Ya waht a donut - go to a donut shop - Ya want a burge ----- don't go to a
Who said there was anything wrong with it? Someone made a comment
about burgers, I replied that you don't get burgers at Tim Hortons (at
least not any Tim Hortons that I've ever been in--sandwiches, yes, but
not the particular kind of sandwich that is commonly referred to as a
"burger"). Then I added additional information that one can get
burgers at the Wendys that is often but not always partnered with Tim
Ya want a donut, don't go a shop that doesn't have donuts. You want a
burger, don't go to a shop that doesn't have burgers.
I second your motions, all of them.
I don't know whether to recommend closing all grad level business
schools, or forcing them to re-examine basic morality, as understand
in Christian society (and that comes from what is best described as a
non-practicing one-time sort of Christian, me).
Unfortunately for Tim Hortons it *is* the whole story. Besides..
whatever happened to the benefit of the doubt?
Well, the news article left out the reasons that might have given the store
the benefit of the doubt. I don't doubt the store may be of equal blame
but with out hearing the whole story the news agency has published a biased
article against the company.
If there were other issues, why chose this idiotic one?
Because the whole truth no longer matters if it may down play a sensational
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