Way to go, Hans! A fish rots from the head down, as we know. Or do we? I for one never watched a fish rot. Any fishermen or cooks among our readers who could share some insight knowledge here?
But who cares if a proverb is right, as long as it fits. Like “birds of a feather flock together” or “opposites attract” … can they *both* be right?
I never dream about things going right or perfect in aviation. Usually I dream about things going from bad to worse. Kinda wondering if this comes from real life experience because usually the only thing that works out for me, as compared to Hans’ dream, is that I still can see my toes. And as long as I still have to work in Mexico here and there don’t have to worry about losing weight either…
The hierarchies in our operations here are pretty flat. Sometimes Mike tells me what to do, sometimes I tell Mike what to do. But when I look at the stories from all my friends who work in “normal” companies, the tales of company-internal communication are enough to make your head spin and wonder how many companies out there manage to generate profits at the end of the day.
Man I wish I had a business that would run smoothly if I was away! Might be hard to achieve when you are your own boss, but hey, never say never! Nothing is impossible!
Actually, I can say with confidence that I’m not a bad boss, when I compare myself to stories of my friends who work real jobs. It seems nobody who studies management gets into management positions and that most bosses either micro-manage or don’t manage at all. Well, I can do both, which clearly shows my superiority, right?
There is more to marketing than meets the eye. Most people just equate marketing to sales, which is a big mistake. Marketing is an all-pervasive science that starts at the design stage and a good marketing strategy includes plans for production, distribution, pricing, communication, etc. etc.
Now having said that, there is something about marketing that makes it look like a pseudo science. Never have I encountered so much hot air during my university years than in marketing courses. It seems to me to be one of those fields where they invent fancy words for common sense facts to legitimize their existence as experts. That’s especially obvious in languages other than English, where marketing people talk in a half-English gibberish. But then again, the thing about the secret language is probably the case in most fields of expertise…
Anyway, Hans seems to have caught on to a brilliant marketing scheme here!
Well, actually, money does grow on trees. Kind of, in a way, at least, since most paper money is printed on cotton paper. And I have to confess, the German accent and the glasses are not the only things I have in common with Hans. When I started out drawing this comic, I didn’t know what a magneto was either! But then, I’m not running an FBO…