Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Greed is good?

Greed is good for you? [Economist]

"So what lessons can ordinary mortals glean from the Krocs and the Kerkorians? First, be your own boss—then nobody can sack you or force you to retire. Voters and managers, who control the fates of politicians and of ordinary workers, are foolishly susceptible to ageist prejudice. Shareholders, by contrast, don't care how wrinkly a chap looks so long as he delivers the dividends. Second, never retire—it rots the brain. "

Sounds like sage advice.