***Cycles, cycles, life runs in cycles. New is old, no I’m not no psycho
The monkey on the back makes the best excel
The people in the crowd makes the best rock well
The people in the back lets you know who’s whack
And those who lack, the odds are stacked***
Public Enemy ♦ Timebomb; Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987)
Hell, old-school heads know that you can write an anthology on Public Enemy alone, but that’s not BPM’s mission. What from these old lyrics can you extract for purposes of your day?
This is an ode to the value of free market forces. The market is cyclical. The new will become old and become new. The shift from gas guzzlers to compacts will rock back and forth, just like a toggle switch on mini-skirts and long skirts.
The beauty of the free market and competition (the monkey-on-your-back) is that it makes all of us better. Your competition brings out the best in you and your organization and in that sense is the best thing for you.
Also, the market forces are correct. People trade up the value of publicly traded stock based on the hard economic facts. The volume of traded shares up or down will let you know whack investments from the good.
Moreover, the market tells us where the best assets are. If you lack the skills to succeed, the market will let you know.
- THE INVISIBLE HAND OF THE MARKET CANNOT BE DENIED
- EMBRACE THE COMPETITION. IT ONLY MAKES YOU BETTER