What is it with Utah businesspeople? Why are they such fools? First there were the companies that edited R-rated movies (requiring the owner/operators to watch untold hours of R-rated movies) and then there was Dell Shanze, who’s in a class of his own. Now there’s this company, that allegedly waterboarded a member of their sales team to give him motivation.
I always thought Mormons were good businesspeople. According to this New York Times article my brother-in-law forwarded to me,
“In the elite East Coast worlds where Romney has made his career, Mormonism signifies personal rectitude, professional competence and an idiosyncratic-but-impressive rejection of alcohol and caffeine. If anything, the systematic overrepresentation of Mormons among top businesspeople and lawyers affords LDS affiliation a certain cachet--rather like being Jewish, but taller.”
Do Super Dell (or, as he prefers it to be written, SUPERDELL) and Prosper, Inc. afford us “a certain cachet”?