From time to time, you’ll find political content on this blog.
To be honest, it’s impossible to extricate business and the economy from politics and whomever tells you otherwise is either brain-poisoned by a life of privilege, willful ignorance, & Lululemon spandex or an HR representative understandably just trying to prevent an in-office riot because Sheldon from Finance is wearing his Make America Great Again hat again.
The truth is that staying in the loop on politics is essential to running a successful business. You can’t make intelligent business decisions without factoring in the current marketplace and where it’s headed, which requires your consideration of influencing factors.
I’m not going to get into the ethical, moral, and basic-human-decent reasons why kidnapping and imprisoning children in concentration camps along our border is, you know, “bad.” While it’s true that the Trump administration lacks empathy (to put it mildly), it also lacks the wisdom of relevant real-world work experience.
This shit-show is reminiscent of what happens when an out-of-touch, inexperienced, non-detail-oriented CEO demands a dramatic course of action without doing any research or logistical analysis into how the new plan will be executed IRL. His team in charge of the “dirty work” gets strict deadlines and impossibly aggressive goals, but no logical action plan. The result is 10000 different humans making major decisions on their own to get the job done. They do the best they can with the information they are given, trusting the leadership has already thought through the major drawbacks and risks.
Except Trump and CEOs like Trump DO NOT think through the potential risks. They don’t empower their teams to, either.
Which is how they end up using American tax dollars to build Naziesque prisons for thousands of kidnapped children. It’s a tale as old as time itself.
So, if you’re not moved by the ethical implications of our government’s new Concentration Camps for Toddlers program, perhaps you’ll be moved by this:
Trump is the World’s Worst Boss and you’re probably going to have to come in on the weekend again, mmmmk?
Highly caffeinated Glover Digital Marketing consultant and lifelong night owl, Maggie Glover, blogs about online marketing trends and industry news by the light of the Los Angeles skyline.