Recommended reading: Marc Levinson's "An Extraordinary Time - The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy" or my title: Why leaders try variations of the same thing and wonder why it fails every time. Link to Barnes and Nobel book store.

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Manufacturing - Other Issues

Engineer Based Companies

How Engineer Dominated Companies, those that like their products, Can Thrive in a Time of Sales Dominated Companies whose only interest is the thrill of the sale.

 Upon reaching the level of sloppy wealth, most societies spend their money (wealth) in increasing percentages just to be entertained. Since the verbal people are far more entertaining than the serious engineers, more and more parts of the economic structure are run by verbal sales people who are far better selling their bosses than selling the company's expertise/products.

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