October 9, 2016: This week’s essay takes a look at the personnel issues of trying to scale a company. A young entrepreneur inspired this; he wonders why his employees are not always eager to take on more responsibility. He’s trying to scale to meet customer demand, and he’s running into a common problem I have experienced many times.
June 15, 2014: The last ten days were unusually inspiring for me. After having been named an emeritus member of the board of the Georgia Tech Foundation, I attended its annual summer meeting at Sea Island and enjoyed catching up with many long-time friends and getting to know the newcomers. Having just come of age for an emeritus role, I’m essentially in my freshman year with that group, even though I served on that board some time ago and have made many presentations there over the decades.