Friday, October 22, 2010

Business Sense

May 27, 2010

(OK, this is an old one that I deleted, but decided I liked it after all. Sorry for the rerun.)

About six years ago I wrote an article arguing that the best way for a president to find out what’s happening in the company is to go sub for somebody—even filing will give you some amazing insight as to what’s going on. (Also, although I didn’t know about these events then, it would prevent you from claiming that you didn’t know that your company was involved in rocky deals that would devastate the world’s economy—just a little side-benefit.)

People who read it no doubt thought, “Well, there’s somebody who doesn’t have a clue about corporate structure. A president—filing?”

Guess what? “Undercover Boss” seems to be doing OK in the ratings. (I’ve never watched it, I just think it’s funny that I’m not the only person who thought it was a good idea.)

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