YOUR STUPID STORY
A Letter from the Author:
We Want Your Stupid Stories :-)
Dear Fellow Human Being,
Like many of you, I have personally seen the good, bad, and ugly of corporations and organizations. Personally, I found myself asking on more than one occasion, “What the heck was I thinking when I made that decision?” Or more often, “what were they thinking when they made that decision?” As a CEO and someone who loves to learn, I began research on how we can unknowingly contribute to faulty business decisions.
After leaving the corporate world, my research continued for several years covering many disciplines. Whenever I mentioned my book was about “corporate stupidity” people eagerly responded, “boy have I got some stories for you!” Some of these stories made me laugh; others were perplexing to say the least.
However, my goal was not to merely write about the anecdotal adversities of corporate life. Instead, I wanted to understand, “why do otherwise bright people unknowingly make bad decisions when they could have been avoided?” So, I continued my journey to find a cure…and this book is my “eureka.”
Like many of those I spoke with in person who delighted in sharing their experiences, I ask if you will share “Your Stupid Story” in the comment form below (or email us if you prefer). Whether funny or appalling, simple or complex, we have found that people love to hear about experiences with Corporate Stupidity – bad business decisions that impacted you AND could have been avoided.
It is hard for me to imagine a brighter future for our planet without better thinking. When we become aware of the reality of our thinking, we begin to make better decisions for ourselves and those around us.
With warmest regards and don’t let the mind-bugs bite!
Larry J. Bloom
Recovering CEO and Author,
The Cure for Corporate Stupidity