I am an economist by training and by trade a consultant to corporations and individuals looking to understand how to extract value, and what value actually is.
By the standards of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, press – i’m moderately successful, could be dramatically successful; by my own standards I’m reasonably ‘successful’, but what is success? This is among the first questions I ask my clients, and we wind up talking about Socrates, where Aristotle went wrong, Viktor Frankl, and what is a just life. 40% of my clients quit their jobs, or sell their companies. 30% fire me. The remaining 35% continue as they were, staggering along blindly. That adds up to over 100%! Yes, numbers are inexact in economics, and everything else.