There is not a productivity problem!

On the front page of the US Wall Street Journal today there is an article that bemoans the problems in the US with low productivity rates (WSJ 2017).   So sad, that all of the American workers are so lame.(If I was speaking you would hear the sarcasm)  It’s easy for management, critics, and pundits to…

Do Most Owners Hate Their Employees?

I was working late one evening, and I saw one of the owners in the office working.  It was about 10:00 PM.  I thought I would drop in to say, “Hi” and to see how things were going. It was a bit of a mistake because I had to listen to her rant for about 20…

Profit Sharing Will Overcome Gender Pay Gap

Utah is close to the bottom of the barrel in America for the Gender Pay Gap according to a Fortune article at the end of January. (Farber, 2017) It is embarrassing to live here.  I’ve known this for some time, and I’ve often felt helpless as to how to change this problem.  However, last week…

Lost Secret Startups Can Use To Beat Corporate America

We as a people seemed to have forgotten one of the fundamental business principles that created this country. We all believe it but, we are not using it in business. It was the reason we fought the revolution in 1776, the guiding principle of the industrial revolution and even the civil rights revolution. I would…

Labor vs Capital – learning how to look busy while not doing anything.

Every time I learn about another industry I hear the same thing about the front line workers, “They are very creative at figuring out how to get out of work.” I recently read an article, and doing a google search shows that somewhere around 1980 productivity continued to rise, but wages have stayed stagnant.   Some…