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Shoot all the lawyers

November 24, 2011

then bayonet the MBAs.

From Doubleplusundead.com – Steve Jobs lays out everything that is wrong with corporate America in two paragraphs:

salesmen are put in charge, and product engineers and designers feel demoted: Their efforts are no longer at the white-hot center of the company’s daily life. They “turn off.” IBM [IBM] and Xerox [XRX], Jobs said, faltered in precisely this way. The salesmen who led the companies were smart and eloquent, but “they didn’t know anything about the product.” In the end this can doom a great company, because what consumers want is good products.

Add in outsourcing and the quarter to quarter bonus chase and you can see where it all ends.

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