Necessity is the mother of invention. High demand squared, low competition, is today’s market. Yesterday’s successes are tomorrow’s failures. But the future’s market, like a squirrel harvesting its nuts to prepare for a long winter, is more critical to survival.
Minimize your losses, before you maximize your gains.
I am an American and Americans are the worst people in the world to work for. Because of greed like Gordon Gecko, the lust for short term profit where it’s get in and get out like sex, treating the low-end worker like dirt, and all the classic clichés where my mentor, William Edward Deming, an electrical engineer and mathematician, who knew there was a cultural problem in America, forcing him with his philosophy of statistical process control, a series of concepts designed to empower the low end worker with respect and knowledge the autonomy to work smarter not harder and not be under the duress of tyrants in management who know far less then the employees and make too many bad decisions, and empower higher ranking engineers who contribute less than technicians. SPC has been proven to improve both quality and quantity, which is unprecedented as historically one usually sacrifices the other. Deming was forced to go to Japan in 1950 because of the hard-headed stance of corporate America where he created what became the largest economic empire in the world in 1991, before the Japanese government destroyed the economy with high tariffs, and the rest of the world caught up with improved automation, and many jobs left Japan for China.
Deming said, “You win, I win”, and many companies in Japan would help their competition, at first you may lose market share, but then you expand the size and credibility of your industry, and respect from your customers for being less than ruthless cut-throats. Competition is a good thing, respect your opponent, rather than always trying to undermine him by looking for the Achilles heal, respect obstacles and overcome them, and win respect as heroes and heroines of innovation, for more word-of-mouth recommendations and back-links to your websites for much higher Page Rank, but more importantly, in order to help people and help the environment, and improve your reputation for being less greedy. Also known as Reiker Team Management, decisions are made by teams and not rulers in an old-style hierarchy, which means more income for “chair-people” instead of managers and less work. Power to the little guy, with anarcho-mutualism, the restoration of moral, scruples, ethics, and values, not everything requires sacrifice or compromise.
The classic clichés of why American companies are traditionally inferior but only competitive through cut-throat politics and unstable hiring and lay-off cycles, are as follows:
Fix the blame, not the problem
Too many chiefs, and not enough Indians
Fair-haired boy, fair-haired girl
Kill the messenger
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
Crap rolls down hill
There are many other clichés but understandably it is a human predicament, not just an American one, as globalism brings us together and stereotypes become less useful. Most of us want to be self-employed, multi-task, and have business-to-business relationships, as Marx and Proudhon wanted to convert many proletariats and lumpen proletariats like me into artisans or self-employed people. Where you need more than one employee per company, Proudhon’s concept of industrial democracy is one of the first great ideas as CEO’s can let all other employees vote on everything, wages, benefits, working conditions, etc., let the board and CEO have veto power, and be over-ridden with a 2/3 majority vote or a percentage decided upon by charter and board meeting, cut salary to avoid lay-offs, etc. Many companies go out of business because of psychological invoicing with artificial money, when many of these businesses should offer each employee the status of account’s manager, controlling, spending and receiving real revenue, treating each job like a business, as it is the paying customer who is always right, and some industrial democracies need not have managers, CEO’s, directors, or even a human resources department, just departments voting on hiring/firing practices, and all other affairs of the firm, with no wages or salaries, only commission, who buy their own equipment and supplies, or pool assets with negotiated percentages for shared equipment and supplies. At first, the workers should base their percent commission in order to correspond to the current average hourly wage, based on percentage of current total revenue of the firm per fiscal quarter, then let an exam taken every good time interval (eg. every 3 months, or annually) and be issued by a qualified accounts manager that tests the worker for education/job skills, which will be 1/3 of the total score, and a survey of coworkers and customers in the field who purchased products/services from the worker rate/review the worker for customer service, which will be another 1/3 of the total score, and then a percentage of the sale of products originating from corporate funding to coworkers and customers in the field, to be 1/3 of the total score, and the computer will compare the the final score with that of the previous time interval, and the rise or decline of the score will transform the commission percentage accordingly when compared to a floating average for all workers at the firm. While the worker/accounts manager should purchase their own equipment/supplies, and share in the cost of shared equipment/supplies, typically used by members of the same department, invoicing co-workers should be based on cost based on consumption of materials and depreciation costs of equipment. These companies persevere much longer, make better products and services, have less absenteeism, and worked quite well since the 1840’s, especially here in the U.S. in the early 1990’s in a bad recession where it was understood long-term job security would otherwise be a thing of the past. Bitcoin does something similar with payment systems, a peer-to-peer network with open source software based on encryption, not trust, decentralizing banking. The individual is king, and in essence, I am not only an anarchist, I am a nihilist, as institutions are also evil, a big fan of the Russian Renaissance of the 1870’s, like Dostoevsky, who hated Western values and all that it corrupts, highly moral people who rejected not only the government, but factories and churches, just grow carrots in your back yard and live off that. Like the Germans and Japanese, it is better to work on long term health, and take less money as CEO’s. Marx said exploitation is fair, and boards who award CEO’s huge salaries and authorize massive lay-offs are fair, the distribution between industrial democracies and traditional companies will always be a function of the behavior of the stock holder, who think, but are now proven wrong, can make more money with aggressive stocks in traditional companies in the long run, but older and more conservative investors have preferred the stability of slow-growth firms, now the young and old will prefer industrial democracies. Unstable traditional companies will probably dissipate because of the inevitable absence of insider trading laws, which have proven not to protect small stock investors and Internet stock price tracking of more small investors, to better anticipate price changes through Fourier analysis and more responsibility assigned to the small investor to stay ahead of or punish with a sell-off CEO’s and directors, who dump stock to cheat the small investor. Marketing and advertising, the largest industry in the world, largely does the same thing as pay-per impression and pay-per-click guarantees the small start-up businesses, who are not branded, will lose money (negative return-on-investment) the vast majority of the time, so online ROI tracking, analytics, especially good Googlebot Search Engine Optimization, where Pagerank usually comes from hard word to get recommendations for more votes on websites with links, high ROI press releases based on confirmation of low price, targeting a niche audience, and verification of size of audience (Initial press releases from major players like PRWeb.com and PRNewsWire.com, though expensive, enhance credibility for professional businesses and create permanent links and traffic that rarely dissipate over time) are all critical, with keywords in content with a high number of searches and low number of competitors are critical, especially as a loss-leader to products and services that represent the future’s market. WordTracker.com is an excellent source for looking up keywords, synonyms and fluctuations of words for more keyword combinations, the number of searches of keywords in time intervals, and the KEI (square of the number of searches, divided by the number of competitors). Selling high click-through-rate inline advertising, graphic with keyword verbiage directly corresponding to keywords in main content, will yield significantly higher ROI’s and annoy surfers less then ads on side of page. The same applies to references to sponsors in podcasts, versus commercials in timed intervals often ignored. Social media and podcasts have higher ROI’s than traditional advertising, and can be exploited by offering forums, social media, and podcasts on websites, with verification of ratings/traffic, and allowing surfers to add extensive content to attract more targeted traffic from search engines. Diversification over different advertising sources can be very wasteful unless branded with good ROI ad tracking (Adminder.com is the original player that I used and worked for), repeat impressions of ads with higher ROI to viewer/customer always increases ROI over time. Good Web analytics, for understanding your visitors demographics, ratio of unique versus raw visitors, as a low ratio is good indicating repeat and addicted visitors, and especially for analyzing referral URL’s and referral keywords, can greatly improve ROI, especially when cookies are instantiated for different referral domains/keywords, then invisible pixels are used on sales confirmation page to register sales amount to database, to better optimize content for more valuable keywords. Google publishes monthly search numbers for all keyword combinations, with Google Trends also useful in analyzing sense of direction of popular topics. Charting changing KEI’s over time, with divestment in lower KEI products/services, and increased investment in that with increasing KEI’s, with understanding of future’s market based on trend, and all pertinent factors, like war in the Middle East harming the supply of crude, causing the price of today’s gasoline to go up. Price should be based on the equilibrium price where demand and supply curves intersect, which should be plotted over time when plotting quantity of goods and services sold (demand) and in stock (supply) as a function of price. Pay-per-sale is a great way to take away market share from big, expensive and inefficient quasi-monopolies like Facebook and Google, as seller and reseller rarely ever lose money from these affiliate programs, and can take away serious market share from other big players in the brick-and-mortar world, and all factors considered, the Third Industrial Revolution, incited by my tax revolt with Star Trek-like technology, David overcoming Goliath, and the rebirth of the Second Industrial Revolution, Internet driven in the 1990’s when websites could be built for little money and now better and much less money and effort with WordPress, and cheap Web domain registration and hosting services, much higher bandwidth, will now be permanent with the potential of the 1500% ROI’s common in the 1990’s, giving almost everyone far more income.
I recommend everyone read “Fat Cats and Democrats” by Domhoff (1972), which shows most high-income individuals/groups donate to the Democratic Party, not the Republicans, as the fat cats want to keep you poor through proletariat socialism, suppress your wages and rape your stock values, often have tax shelters, hoping their competition pays higher taxes, and often represent businesses that offer cheap commodities/services and pray on consumers who are poor and want to keep you poor. Republicans are no better, they are funded by the plutocratic socialists, welfare for the rich, who want to invade the rest of the world, let the rest of the world invade us, money for the military-industrial complex, the nation-builders, the chambers of commerce who want cheaper, more criminally-inclined immigrant labor, and create harm and chaos to make you more dependent. Both Republicans and Democrats are big government, hence the immortal words of Alex Jones, “Government wants to grow to keep you dependent”. And Rush Limbaugh is wrong, the liberal media is not the state-run media, the liberal media runs the state. Big government means a high misery index, more suffering, and recessions historically caused by the media trying to cause paranoia, snickering maniacally at your suffering and addiction to bad news, especially your ghoulish fascination of the most sadistic and heinous of crimes bestowing the most innocent of victims, so their sponsors can benefit from the low wages of destitute and often miscreant labor and low income consumers. Now the vultures are in the tarantula’s web, wiggling and squirming to fight for survival by reporting on Dante’s Inferno on earth, my first great legacy, then after their bodily juices have been drained and they no longer offer free publicity, best made critical, not supportive, of the spider that trapped them in a web of their own deception, the tarantula moves in for consumption. So let’s give the codependent vultures and Nazi-vaginas a taste of their own medicine by not paying taxes and reward the audited who lose money with an International power-ball lottery jackpot. Anarchy today, anarchy tomorrow, anarchy forever.
Like Marx, and for religious reasons, I do not like unions. What largely defeated Marx’s dream, in his lifetime, of a proletariat revolution, with dictatorship of the proletariat, and anarchy, were unions working with management for better wages and working conditions, he said this is no good, you must end exploitation. But unlike Marx and Proudhon (In the 19th century, they were not called Marxists, they were called Hegelians) I do not believe labor guilds should seize control of companies, whose assets belong to stock holders. Something similar to what Marx predicted almost happened in France in 1968 (The Society of the Festival) where workers tried to shut down the country, but were broken up by the national guard. Just don’t pay taxes, buy and sell tax audit insurance, tax audit lottery tickets, and use PayPal to quickly and conveniently collect donations with business or premiere accounts, and give major percentage to those who lose money from tax audits, always consistent with PayPal’s terms of service, and if they reject us, we sue, assuming we still have courts, or go to the opposition, as PayPal cannot control millions of people worldwide and micro-manage these accounts, which are not high-risk and have very low numbers of charge backs, otherwise they will spend a fortune on customer service and lose market share – I don’t want to threaten PayPal, I have nothing but respect for Elon Musk, founder and former CEO, PayPal knows I have fired the Shot Heard Round the World, Minuteman Round II, so they should accept the increased rate of the collapse of all government, where they and the rest of us can all win. Like Deming said, you win, I win. And politicians around the world will capitulate to or challenge and self destruct when in the face of the inevitable, the conquest of tyranny.
Karl Marx said, “To each according to his need, from each according to his talent.” An interpretation of Adam Smith is “The customer is always right.” Until now, a consumer driven economy, curtailed only by government, has created many tedious, menial jobs below the worth and talents of most people, but now there is increasing harmony between the talent and the fit, based on more automation, integration, the need for more creative, analytical people, and an understanding that the best things in life are free. Money can be the root of all evil, one reason the British anarchists at afed.org.uk feel we not only need to get rid of leadership, but capitalism as well. Need-greed is not the final result of freedom, people get the occupation they deserve as all signs show industrial democracies will outlive hierarchy companies, summarized by the following:
1. Mandatory SPC for better quality and quantity products/services when low-end workers are in control of innovation
2. Less fear of libel/slander/defamation of character lawsuits with whistle blowers attacking those who prosper from layoffs, subverting workers.
3. Less absenteeism, happier workers because of higher wages, better job security, corporate heads willing to take across-the- board pay cuts in hard times necessary to survive short and long term
4. Threat of strikes, protests
5. CEOs/directors happier with long term versus short term income, cooperative association dictated by Proudhon (you win, I win)
Some call industrial democracies anarcho-communism, but many CEO’s and boards of directors would love to pay commission only, with fewer fears of a strike because the workers, in a matter of speaking, are truly self-employed and can truly treat the job as a business with full autonomy, and it might mean fewer strikes, To each is own, and my personal desired prescription is anarcho-capitalism with nihilism for all earthlings, with anarcho-communism only done with consent of management. Either way, income should rise for most all commoners, with the desired effects of supply-side economics (lower unemployment, inflation, interest rates, and creditors being forced to give loans to people with bad credit, who have bad credit 90% of the time because of no fault of their own) – the five-faceted process.
Call it “electronic bartering” when capitalism, which Marx calls, “the only mode of production in history that creates an economic surplus”, will continue to do so when commissioned workers at firms are technically all benefactors of the surplus through profit sharing, and can finally treat the job as a business just like the self-employed artisan. ESVeDCIAP (Electronic Supply Versus Demand Curve Intercept Automatic Pricing), which is a program that plots price versus quantity of products/services over time and changes the prices (products/wages/etc.) to the supply/demand curve intercept, guaranteed to maximize total revenue, will alleviate exploitation workers of low wages (if commissions are not allowed) and consumers of high prices, as hierarchy-type companies produce wealth historically only at the top by suppressing the little guy.
In the long run, it has been proven that the type B personality is more productive than type A people. So appreciating the worker, who is also a customer, with even cadence in work productivity, assisting co-workers with a re-assignment if not a good fit for the job, with meetings using the Deming philosophy at the beginning and end of each day, is a prescription for peace in the work place with happier customers.
Capitalism -> Socialism -> Anarcho-Capitalism with a Hierarchy + Leaderless Anarcho-Capitalism-> Anarcho-Communism with Voluntaryism + Techno-Anarchy (lack of work incentive less necessary because of automation) -> Nihilism with Techno-Anarchy (but never under-estimate the need to think like and apply the knowledge for living like an anarcho-primitivist at times)