Sunday, April 24, 2005

Thoughts on the CZ issue

Singapore Ink: More CZ Reporting in the ST
Apologies for those thoroughly sick of the issue, but the ST reports on CZ again, in more detail this time...

No, I have nothing more to add on this. But I do have a little story to share. I'm getting a little old so if some of the details or names are wrong, someone please point them out to me.

Story has it that there was a business executive working in IBM who had blown a $10 million dollar deal and caused his business unit to miss its sales target. He laid the blame squarely on himself and promptly tendered his resignation. Andy Grove, who was then his boss, took one look at the letter and rejected it immediately. His explanation -- he had spent $10 million in training the executive and he could not afford to let him go.

Ok, fine. I have something to add. Why lose a talented individual who's repentent? Channel his abilities into the right areas to prove his worth - get him to work for MCYS or something?
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