[FoRK] Ayn Rand-loving CEO destroys his empire

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Mon Dec 16 06:17:35 PST 2013

Microsoft used to call that the flowergarden approach--multiple teams 
competing to produce the same product. Their, until recently, employee 
evaluation system used to be based on the same concept.


On 12/16/2013 12:04 AM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> If you think that sounds batshit crazy, congratulations. You understand
> more than most of America’s business school graduates.
> Instead of enhancing Sears’ bottom line, the heads of various divisions
> began to undermine each other and fight tooth and claw for the profits
> of their individual fiefdoms at the expense of the overall brand. By
> this time Crazy Eddie was completely in thrall to his own bloated ego,
> and fancied he could bend underlings to his will by putting them through
> humiliating rituals, like annual conference calls in which unit managers
> were forced to bow and scrape for money and resources. But the chaos
> only grew.

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