Fundamentals of the Game
In fact, that collective “operations manual” was so fundamentally sound that it gave birth to the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. Not bad for a group of men with no royal titles, but who counted the cost and were willing to pay the ultimate price to uphold it!
Fact is, many of them lost everything—some, even their lives—in the bringing forward that Manual that has served as a guide to sustain the business we call The United States of America.
Was the USA Operations Manual perfect?
It wasn’t then and it isn’t now—that’s why a great system called the Amendment process was built into it. What we might call a continual-improvement process.
Why am I concerned as a citizen and a tax payer—one who supports this nation that was built on such a powerful, fundamentally sound system, with written documents that can be read by anyone?
Today, some of our citizens seem to have bought into the hype that those old documents and the men who suffered to write them are no longer relevant. Those same people who enjoy the freedom to complain, unlike what’s allowed in many countries in the world, have turned their backs on the rock-solid principles of nation-building those documents invoke.
Did I mention? Great systems work!
Philip Beyer, founder/president of Ebiz Products LLC and founder of Beyer Printing Inc. in Nashville Tenn., is a chronic entrepreneur, business systems analyst and consultant. Author of "System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business" and recipient of an InterTech Technology Award for the design and development of System100 business process management software. Beyer speaks to business owners across the country on how to bring lean, sustainable order to their businesses. Contact him at (615) 425-2652.