Takeaway #188: the effective CEO via #krsone #bdp

Who gets weaker? The king or the teacher

It’s not about a salary it’s all about reality

Teachers teach and do the world good

kings just rule and most are never understood

If you were to rule or govern a certain industry

All inside this room right now would be in misery

No one would get along nor sing a song

’cause everyone’d be singing for the king, am I wrong?!

Boogie Down Productions My Philosophy

Takeaway #188:  Which is the more effective manager or CEO, one that brings out the most in his/her team or the one that is followed?  Do you want yes-men leading you down your self-designed path of self-destruction or do you want a smooth running machine with sum of parts greater than the individual pistons?  Teach your team, don’t rule your team.

vocation as avocation. A life exemplified by MCA.


Foot on the pedal – never ever false metal

Engine running hotter than a boiling kettle

My job’s ain’t a job – it’s a damn good time

Beastie Boys     ♦       No Sleep till Booklyn

 Are you a 9 to 5 slave?  Do you hold down the widget segment of the industry, and make parts for the sexier product?  If you feel that way about your position or status, you need to rethink what you do or why you are doing it.  This can’t be drudgery, it must be a love.  No one or entity has true success without passion.

The reality is that it is impossible to convince others to buy your product or service without selling them on the enthusiasm that you have for it.  Investors and executives gravitate to the positive momentum of those who are convinced of the love affair that they have found the elixir of life and corporate success.  I hope you are sending out that message . . . because I bet you dollars-to-donuts that the market leader in your game is having a damn good time!