Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Age Old Warning about Miss Aligned Interests

Humpty-Dumpty sat on the wall.
Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings horses 
And all the kings men,
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

I worked on Wall St and have deep emotions for the people who work there.  However, Wall St always had a problem in that it was all about money and profit justified anything.

Are your hopes and dreams aligned with the company where you work?  It's very easy to point fingers and accuse people of doing horrible or foolish things, but what about the things your doing?  Could you stand up to the same scrutiny?

Get angry and demand answers about the incompetence that passed for leadership on Wall St, but then think hard about your own leadership, your own company and your own actions.  If you had had the same temptations, you might have done the same things.

Consider Wall St an example of the failings of leadership, because with all the kings horses and all the kings men and huge sums of money wasted [Editor: Steady], we will not put Humpty together again.


Craig Brown said...

You'd ike to think it's an opportunity, wouldn't you.

Andrew Meyer said...


I do think there will be an opportunity because activist shareholders will force it.