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Probably nothing in business is as exhausting as managing people.
Especially if they are gifted creators, not low-skilled performers.
Their gift is a double-edged sword that can make or break a business.
Push too hard and you get a revolt against the dictatorship.
But let go of control, and all this power dissipates into conflicts inside and nonsense outside.
From the analysis of the cases it is clear that pockets of both anarchy and despotism arise.
One way or another, the efficiency of the team, like that X in mathematics, tends to zero.
Following a fall in labor productivity, the company’s net profits shrink.
The lack of funds reduces the founder’s room for maneuver to a minimum.
There are a lot of management dilemmas in the vein of “Execute not pardon”.
In a crisis such a business will quickly die out, and in stable conditions it will not grow.
The irony is that capricious divas can be quickly turned into superstars.
How? Scattered photons have to be collected in a directed laser beam.
If it’s that easy, why isn’t it happening all the time?
This is a basal job no one can do, only the founder.