by Ky Ekinci
George Cloutier, the author of “Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing” and the founder and Chief Executive of American Management Services, has candid and powerful advice for the Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs...
In an interview by Kermit Pattison titled "Fire Your Relatives. Scare Your Employees. And Stop Whining" published in the New York Times' online Small Business Section yesterday, Mr. Cloutier's advice includes gems like, putting profits above all, always paying yourself first, shocking your laggard employees, and not accepting any excuses.
Mr. Clover calls tradeshows “just a flimsy excuse for a paid vacation.” He considers sweat equity "working for nothing and being a fool.” To him, teamwork is "vastly overrated.” And if you ever apply for a job at American Management Services, don’t mention that you like to play golf.
A complete New York Times article with a condensed version of the entertaining interview with Mr. Cloutier can be found here. Enjoy!