Sweet and Sour Grapes by James Egbert

By James Egbert

Tracing Yankee ingenuity to its roots in colonial the United States, this publication describes how early marketers answered to their setting by way of confronting problem and possibility whereas fulfilling their want and desires. They by no means discovered that they have been additionally conducting a moment revolution and constructing a distinct new tradition. Examples of famous early american citizens and their diversifications of detailed function computing device instruments are explored.

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Chapter 5: Historical Snapshot 39 40 Chapter 5: Historical Snapshot The very high capital requirements of the special machine tool business are an entry barrier that is nearly impossible to scale for an individual. One such spin-off did happen in the late 1960s, and while the individual struggled initially, he was ultimately successful and his company grew substantially. Not being directly consumer related, it is a very low profile industry. In effect, it is hidden from many imaginative and passionate young people, the Bill Gates or Mike Dells of the world, who could help to perpetuate it.

Remember the small total number of customers. Just one of those could be a third of the total market and it is certain that any serious trouble is telegraphed throughout the industry. ” The top two requirements that he listed were: The organization team must be obviously passionate about its products and its mission, and the top management and/or principle owners must be as knowledgeable about all aspects of the business as possible. A theme of this book is the importance of the culture of Yankee ingenuity; that is, the application of imagination, passion, and courage and their roles in producing innovation.

The pursuit of seniority for the sake of seniority alone is a mistake. Some of us, after achieving some minor level of seniority, can feel secure and that we are on our way to retirement, regardless of the satisfaction level. It becomes a form of handcuffs and can blind us and prevent the pursuit of really meaningful objectives that will fulfill the promises of W3. Thirty or forty years of mindless drudgery or fulfillment? Each of us will place different values on the various reasons we work, probably unconsciously.

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