Index of a few letters by topic and author
Topic Focus / Author Episode
Key Ideas Cash Flow / Gardiner Many
Producers We are all Producers
Our letters to you
60/60: A Proposed Beginning for GPS-based Cities
Architecture of the future website
Co-sign this letter to President Barak Obama
Hugh McColl, Jr., former Chairman of Bank of America
New York Times Launches Small Business Video
Favorite letters throughout the years:
On spending hours on this website!
Meet Keith Grint and many owners. Letter from Alan Preston.
Our open letters... reflections on these days
A QUESTION ABOUT COMPENSATION AND FAIRNESS
April 28, 2007:
My boss asked me how much money I want to get paid.
We talked about such a low amount it is disturbing to me when he is filling his bank account and yard with vehicles and anything he wants.
Please, any suggestions?
(no name -- only an email address)
Maybe you could study these short videos and then have your boss watch those that you think are most appropriate:
What ever you do, before you go into a meeting to talk about compensation, be prepared. You will want to put somethings in writing. First, write a detailed job description. If you decide to leave, it will be a service to the business. You know what you do better than anybody else. If you can, know your financial contribution to the company's bottomline. Know the calculation for your G&A contribution. Don't know what it is? Find out!
Now, look around the market and see what people in your position are being compensated within similar businesses.
Prior to that meeting, make sure everybody agrees that the points that constitute your work are indeed the basis of your compensation.
There are over 160 videos about human resource management, the people part of business. Look through the summaries of some of those videos and you will get plenty of ideas!
You might want to begin with a special episode about the people part of business, "Build Your People and They'll Build Your Business."
Best wishes and good luck!
Bruce Camber, executive producer,