Chuck Blakeman

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Scarcity Disease, The Plague of the Industrialist

Day 15 of 21 days with Chuck’s new book, Why Employees Are ALWAYS a Bad Idea


“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar. You either live in a world of abundance or in a world of scarcity, and whichever one you choose effects every decision you make.

Companies that live in a world of abundance will flourish in the Participation Age.

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Education: One of the Business Diseases of the Industrial Age

Day 14 of 21 days with Chuck’s new book, Why Employees Are ALWAYS a Bad Idea


The uneducated (those who learn without school) are, by almost every measure, doing much better than their mortar-boarded friends. Our Industrial Age education system would like you to believe it’s not true, but the fox is guarding the hen house.

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The 21st Century Industrialist Is Not a Capitalist

Day 4 of 21 days with Chuck’s new book, Why Employees Are ALWAYS a Bad Idea


The 21st century Industrialist is one of the core business diseases to come out of the Industrial Age. “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful; that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs

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Greed Doesn’t Drive Wall Street

Day 3 of 21 days with Chuck’s new book.


Greed did not drive the giant Industrialists of the 1800s, nor does it drive companies we love to hate on Wall Street today. It’s something quite different.

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The Problem with Big

Day 2 of 21 days with Chuck’s new book.


Jerry Garcia said, “Too much of anything, is just enough.” But “Big” is one of the core business diseases of the Industrial Age; a very new business solution devised by Industrialists to serve themselves. Big has big problems that Small will never experience.

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It’s Good To Be The Big

And Big Wants To Be King.


If a bank was accused of thumbing their nose at regulators for years, systematically breaking the law and knowingly aiding terrorists, they would lose their license, right? Only if they were a small bank. The law doesn’t apply to the Bigs. If this wasn’t happening in America, you would believe these stories were coming out of some corrupt third world kleptocracy.

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The Participation Age

Are you?


We’re out of the Information Age and well into the Participation Age. It’s your time – are you participating?

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Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer Is Officially An Industrialist

Home Alone.


After I wrote my last post on why working 9-5 is a bad idea, I found out Yahoo’s CEO Mayer was killing telecommuting. It’s a classic failure of leadership and will get her the opposite result than she hopes.

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Industrialists Are Not Capitalists

but they’re all over the place, even today.


People love to throw stones at Capitalists, but it’s the Industrialists who are the problem. And they are a very different animal. I’m a fire-breathing Capitalist, and I don’t relate to these guys. Let’s throw stones in the right direction.



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