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CEOs answer to a board of directors, who answer to shareholders, and the customers and employees -- if unhappy -- won't stick around. CEOs are the most answerable people at most companies.
Sure, they can do whatever they want to, but they are held accountable for everything that happens.
How many of those let go by Romney still like him?
I don't know, or care. When I was laid off by a wealthy man who bought my company -- Ken Langone -- I held no grudge, and I actually think well of the man. He shouldn't try to do what is best for me, but what is best for the company.
(It was what was best for me, probably, as I had been at that company for almost 11 years, and I needed to leave to grow more.)
But, lots of people did hold a grudge against Langone for those layoffs. So what? That doesn't make them right, or him wrong.
Does he still maintain links to them? All critical for a politician.
Not really. The number of people he has employed is tiny compared to the number of people who answer his calls today.
Very apt, because I'm working on a new event about the future of work, and I like to mix my reflections on the future with thinking from the past.
My co-host for the event is Steven Levy of Medium. While the speaker list is still preliminary, it tells the story of what we're going after. Explore the speaker pages - I've loaded them with quotes from the speakers, which will help you understand in advance where they are coming from. Over the next few weeks and months, we'll be curating an online conversation, with lots of great reading and viewing, to engage with these ideas, whether or not you are coming to the event.
Note to developers: once you have basic features working, don't break them when you add new, "cool" features.
This interface is a huge step backwards. Something that used to be accomplished with one click now takes three or four.
And exiting from a single card is also incredibly awkward!
This is a brilliant, funny takedown of the conservative Catholic pundits' and politicians' critique of Pope Francis' climate change encyclical.
Society and law are to different things. Why do you think the law against discrimination is there? It's there to even out the playing field. In specific cases a white person loses out. But statistics and individuals are two different things.
"We need to look ahead. Europe was founded on debt forgiveness and investment in the future. Not on the idea of endless penance."
(1) Greek dept was created by the Greeks.
(2) German "dept" was created by outsiders.
German WWI dept was for punishment; it really did punish WWI winners.
"Paying good wages is not charity at all it is the best kind of business.
"The man who comes to the day's feeling that no matter how much he give it will not yield him enough of a to keep him beyond the margin of want not in shape to do his day's work. He is anxious and worried and it all reacts to detriment of his work. But if a man feels that his day's work not only supplying his basic .need but also giving him a margin of comfort enabling him to give his boys and girls opportunity and his wife some pleasure life then his job looks good to him and he free to give it his very best.
"This is a good thing for him and a thing for the business The man who not get a certain satisfaction out of his work is losing the best part of his pay."
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