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Another Open Letter to President Obama

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This Mission Statement is in three parts:

Every business needs a vision statement and a mission statement. The vision is the long-term goals; the mission includes all the goals leading up to the vision.  There is an Overview  and three more detailed sections of the Small Business School mission statement.  This issue is so important, there is an entire episode of the show about it.


1. The Foundations

The foundation of this show is good people who start a business, become successful and generous in their communities, and they want to share their insights. We all learn best through metaphors and by example. These owners and their employees share their hard-earned insights on starting, running and growing a business.


2.  The Relations

The school and show work with and through business associations around the world.  By all of us working together, we can decrease the number of business failures.  We can grow smarter and wiser.  The school and show are to create a means by which people help others to solve problems and grow.

We all have mentors and we help others by being a mentor.


3.  The New Dynamics

The best stories will get even better.   Here everybody nominates and selects the next person to have their story told. With the best stories and the best producers, these stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary  things will come to life.   These are today's unselfish, modern-day pioneers. We are all in search of the good and intentionally we avoid the bad.

Lou Prichett, former vice-president of Proctor & Gamble, is one of corporate America 's true  living legends - an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world's  highest-rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere  recognize  him as the foremost leader in change management.

Lou  changed the way  America does business by creating an audacious   concept that came to  be known as "partnering."  Pritchett rose from  soap salesman to  Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for  Procter & Gamble and over the course of 36 years, made corporate  history. 

Here is his letter to Barack Obama:

May 31, 2009

Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I  have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.
 
You scare me because after months of exposure, I  know nothing about you.
 
You scare me because I do not know how you paid  for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.
 
You scare me because you did not spend the  formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.
 
You scare me because you have never run a company  or met a payroll.  
 
You scare me because you have never had military  experience, thus don't understand it at its core.
 
You scare me because you lack humility and  'class', always blaming others.
 
You scare me because for over half your life you  have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you  refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for  the 'blame America' crowd and deliver this message abroad.
 
You scare me because you want to change America  to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of  the private sector.
 
You scare me because you want to replace our  health care system with a government controlled one.
 
You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to  responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
 
You scare me because you want to kill the  American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the  highest  standard of living in the world.
 
You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against certain banks and corporations.
 
You scare me because your own political party  shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending  proposals.
 
You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.
 
You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.
 
You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.
 
You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.
 
You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
 
Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8  years.
 
 
Lou Pritchett

Go to the open letter from Small Business School to Barack Obama