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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Rich, Jan 5, 2014.
I think Wall Streets core values are killing us.
I still hate the phrase "drill down to"......whatever principle they are discussing.
Usually in conjunction with "Core Values".
Literally, in some cases.
Anytime I hear a corporate entity mouth off about how honest and ethical they are I immediately feel and make sure my wallet hasn't been pick pocketed. I'd be much more impressed if they would just state the truth in their core values statement. i.e. "WE WANT ALL THE MONEY AND WE DON'T CARE WHO WE HAVE TO SCREW TO GET IT". I can deal with that.
so by the looks of it, ORIGINALITY, isn't something CEO's do !!!
Originality and individual expression is strongly frowned upon in most of the corporate world...even to how you dress, what sports you support or participate in - golf better be a key one, music you listen to, and what schools you attended. The higher up in the organization you go, the more rigid the mold.
But they are my values, not what someone else tells me they should be.
"Proactive" really means 'If it ain't broke, fix it until it is". And "if there is no problem, create one and then claim credit for 'fixing' it".
That's a line of crap you pick up in the first 30 mins of marketing 101 at B-school. Then you spend two years regurgitating it in every possible way...that is if you don't have the acumen for something more useful, like finance. If you have to identify for the audience the principles of your success...then you probably aren't being all that successful.
I've been helping companies get funding for about 20 years, now. I've written hundreds of business plans, marketing plans and conducted thousands of investor meetings. I have yet to hear one of them ask me or management team members "what are the company's core values."
I am in the process of completing all of the 'offering' materials (for a private placement) for my new company. While brief, succinct (often clinically so) text is the way to go, I don't stoop to say "Our core values are..." I am standing in front of all these people conveying my passion for the business as I explain it to them. If they can't tell what I stand for, they are too f*cking stupid to invest in my company.
I've spent most of my career working in consultative rolls. I've also worked as a stringer technology consultant for a large (well known) consulting firm. It's absolutely mind-blowing how much of this "core value" BS they advocate and and pay serious lip service to.
What a crock it all is!
corporate clown clones. sorry if i've offended any clowns.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. The last thing I need is a real job. I hear that those bastards expect RESULTS.
I would surely not fit in. Not joking at all.
It goes back to before the beginning.
People WANT to be lied to.
There's stories about people being told the truth and what they did to the messengers.
If lying works then why change things?
I own my own business - mostly deal with real people with little to no corporate ties. When I do have to do business with these types I feel like I'm on a different planet sometimes. Some bring it thick and others are just normal people and leave the corp cheerleading back in the office.
Calling the CEO, by his first name often brings the conversation to a screeching halt followed by a long awkward silence as they try to figure out how to tell you not to do that politely. Doing it twice may cost you the job but it's who I am. Your name is jack somebody and I'm going to call you Jack. I don't kiss anyones ring or ass.
and for heavens sake, don't tell anyone the Emperor is naked. just don't.
It's more important to have core stability. It keeps injuries away.
Do your situps and bodyplanks everyday. Core value's don't do jack shit for your health.
Here's what you do if they manage to tell you politely not to call them by their first name. Ask them their full title and name, and then address them by the whole damned thing every chance you get to show them they are a pompous ass. (I wouldn't recommend it, but it sure as hell seems like a good idea right now lol) Maybe even go so far as to exaggerate it with addons like President of Notell corporation cmd, pcf he who's ass the sun shines out of jones. that one would lose hte job for sure but probably worth a laugh.
when I was younger and stupider I thought people just didn't know and might appreciate knowing what's what . .
Now? let 'em think he's wearing clothes. F 'em all!