Thinking of staying at Harrah’s in Atlantic City and bringing your dog for their PetStay Program? The hype differs somewhat from the reality, and the hotel itself is a massive disappointment. Perhaps this post will help inform your Atlantic City travel plans. (For quick info, scroll down and read the section headers in bold.) My … More PetStay Program at Harrah’s Atlantic City: Hype vs. Reality
I recently read a blog post written by a business owner who advised other entrepreneurs to hire people who have “no dreams of their own”.
Why? The author felt that employees with dreams were more likely to depart his business as their own ambitions took shape — and further, that an employee with passions outside of work had more reasons to be distracted than one who didn’t.
He believed that one of a small business’s best chances at rapid growth was to cultivate a staff with a sort of pro-employer mania. The kind of workers who bound through the front door of the office every morning, high-five the boss and bellow, “Let’s do this!”
This, he said, was the kind of team that would devote itself to the entrepreneur’s vision. As a result, the team’s collective efforts would make the business owner a multi-millionaire.
I am simultaneously an entrepreneur and an employee. I work independently as a writer and consultant, and I do hire subcontractors in certain areas when a project necessitates it. At the same time, I am an employee of a publishing company. I can look at this issue from both sides.
And from both sides, his point of view makes me nauseous. … More “Never hire people with dreams of their own,” the idiot said.
Self-professed thought leaders and entrepreneurial gurus lecture about this ad nauseum: define your ideal client, then find unique ways to get your services in front of them. (Maybe it just seems “ad nauseum” to me because I ghostwrite a lot of business content and I see it taught over and over.) It’s solid advice, of … More Snagging Your Ideal Client: A Refreshing Real-Life Example on LinkedIn