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April 04, 2006

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double dubs

Jeff:

No… employees are investors. They provide you with something of value and you in turn give them a return.

You are much too optimistic. Employees are no more than people the company pays. It's possible there are classes of employees (contributors vs non) or types (talented, or not).

In return for a wage, employees are an input into the company's product. Some are better inputs than others - some are completely worthless. A recruiter is doing well of there are fewer of the latter, but the slackers will always exist.

I don't deny that some employees are investors. But like good talent, the investors are not abudnant. Perhaps I'm too pessimistic...

Jeremy Langhans

double dubs,

well put. i agree.

~jer
www.jeremylanghans.com

Sean Rehder

double dubs....

I agree with you on two points.

Yes, you are too pessimistic.

Yes, investors are not abundant. However, there are a lot more out there than you think.

Most them are "investors in waiting," they just need two things for them to start investing. "Clear direction" and "visible leadership" from their employer. That's it.

Just ask someone to name their favorite boss....and then ask them if they felt they had an "interest" or a "stake" in their job and their company's success.

Jeremy Langhans

i agree w/ sean:
Most them are "investors in waiting," they just need two things for them to start investing. "Clear direction" and "visible leadership" from their employer. That's it.

most them are "seeking" /shrug
~jer
www.jeremylanghans.com

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