Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Scott Adams — Is President Trump Doing Management Wrong?

The interesting question to me is this: How do we know whether President Trump is doing a good job or a bad one? What standard do we use for comparison? If you are not comparing Trump’s performance to some objective standard, you’re not saying anything at all.
Does it make sense to compare President Trump’s performance to an imaginary president who didn’t get elected? I don’t think science recognizes your imagination as the base case for an experiment. It just feels like it should be. That’s an illusion.…
There are two basic styles of management. One is the cautious style of Fortune 500 companies. The other is the rapid-iteration and A/B testing style of entrepreneurs. Trump is bringing the latter style to the office.…
Scott Adams' Blog
Is President Trump Doing Management Wrong?
Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert®

6 comments:

lastgreek said...

Chris Arnade ‏@Chris_arnade Jan 29

Just a reminder. Trump voters sent Trump to D.C. to break things, not build them.

Their measure of his success is different from the medias

Penguin pop said...

As a matter of fact, I have learned about A/B testing before.

Remember folks, Bannon said he wanted throw things up against the wall to see what would stick. His worldview and influence is all over what Trump wants to do. He's the brains of the operation.

Penguin pop said...

And if he's going to be throwing things against the wall, it should make sense to him to pick whatever solution performed better and actually contributed to the Make America Great Again mantra, while discarding whatever didn't work as you would do in A/B testing. Those are the standards they are going to be looking at when it comes to success which may be different than how his opponents view success. The left is going to have a difficult time communicating in a way these people can understand.

Andrew said...

Sigh. More people who think Trump has a clue what he's doing.

If we're using "Trump" as a proxy for "Bannon," we should stop saying "Trump" and start saying "Bannon."

Bob said...

It's like Bush II and Dick Cheney.

Dave said...

Did Adams take a shot to the head? I cant make heads or tails out of what he is trying to say.