Friday, September 23, 2016

Learning the Philosophies of Failure

Yes pals and gals, the export numbers are in for August, and yes, they really suck.

Courtesy of the FHH
This has been discussed beyond endurance, and frankly, I'm talked out (at least for now).

Like the quartz crisis, it will take some outside of the watch box thinking.  When Hayek engineered the Swiss watch rescue he was not coming from inside the industry.  And the Young Turks from that era are now the old guard, and they are having a particularly hard time recognizing and accepting that they clearly do not understand the current world that they are living and working in.

A new brand ambassador, raising retail prices in the UK, continuing to keep dead weight in the sinking boat.  Charisma, flash, or as one rather misguided CEO referred to it as "the sizzle that goes with the steak".  Give me strength...

As that other great watch commentator mused -

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. 

Albert Einstein

Maybe it's time for some different ideas, some different solutions.  Or we can keep watching the numbers slide.

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