[FoRK] RPE and understanding company performance

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at ceruleansystems.com
Thu Jun 17 22:14:08 PDT 2010

On Jun 17, 2010, at 10:06 PM, Bill Humphries wrote:
> On Jun 17, 2010, at 9:49 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>> In other words, unskilled / semi-skilled labor is a scalable commodity that is somewhat disconnected from the creation / management part of the business. For instance, if every employee of every McDonalds franchise were counted, the profit-per-employee would be tiny and hide what is really going on at the corporate level.  Conversely, eBay's profit doesn't give you a good feel for average profit per working participant.
> Wow, Stephen, so the corporate level could sling all those burger orders and fill all those Amazon boxes? 

Machines could.

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