The Gilded Age: John D. Rockefeller’s Role within the Oil Industry

The Gilded Age saw the rise of productive giants who amassed immense wealth. These mislabeled “robber barons” became incredibly rich not through robbing anyone. They became wealthy by offering products and services of high quality at attractively low prices. Thusly, a big proportion of American consumers preferred to transact with them. During this period of … Continue reading The Gilded Age: John D. Rockefeller’s Role within the Oil Industry

​Army: The origin of the corporate management philosophy

To persuade or dissuade a few from something, is very easy; for if words are not enough, you can use authority and force: but the difficulty is  to take away a sinister idea from a multitude, whether it may be in  agreement or contrary to your own opinion, where only words can be used,  which, … Continue reading ​Army: The origin of the corporate management philosophy

Knowledge cannot be inherited or bequeathed

Upward Mobility in a Career The knowledge society is  the first human society where upward  mobility  is  potentially unlimited.  Knowledge differs from all other means of  production  in  that it cannot  be inherited  or  bequeathed.  It  has  to  be acquired anew  by  every  individual, and everyone starts out with the same total ignorance.  Knowledge has … Continue reading Knowledge cannot be inherited or bequeathed

​Of executive women in leadership

Why Women Leaders Can and Should Be Authentic Simply being authentic doesn’t create leadership greatness. The foundation of leadership and business success is built on the usual combination of vision, intellect, guts, performance, hard work, and influence.  However, for women, authenticity is the catalyst that leverages all of the positive leadership attributes and brings them … Continue reading ​Of executive women in leadership