Originally Posted by Factor
Its never good - things like this, but when I see the naysayers I am reminded of Roosevelt's "man in the arena" speech
I think we live in different times, Factor. Roosevelt (1882-1945) experienced a different world, with a different attitude of humans towards themselfs and their own environment
. We cant compair this saying with the times we have.
Now we live in 21st century. Human mankind nearby has ruined the whole world by its huge hunger for consumption
and energy... and we all know lacking of resources seeing an increasing rate of crime, conflicts around the globe for these resources.
This needs a differently approach from viewer's perspective, nowadays. We dont need the brave ones, the conquerers, the fighters anymore.. thats real stupid acting and habit ! Blood, sweat and tears... all bla, bla, bla.... and not very intelligent. Its a kind of violence which lead us as human race
to all the conflicts we have nowadays.
As I see it today we need pioneers who take care for the environment
, for ressources, for human's and all other creature's well being (mentally and physically). A good philosophy in management is: A leader = manager is that guy, who services others to become successfully. A real manager is a servant which needs a very devotionally attitude giving up own ego.
We cannot give applause anymore to people who lead new projects as enterpreneur in the way we know it from 20th century. Having a crazy idea, wasting huge ressources (capital, materials, resourses, human brain ware etc. ...).
We need smartness taking care for resources, investments etc. ... There is no more the "try and error" method required. This is the place for research
& sciences, e.g. laboratories and institutes on the University campus.
Thats why we have tools like "research & development" based on computer simulations, market research
and cost controlling instruments available (which is teached at Universities since longer) to minimize costs and risks.
All what we see with the Gunboat project
in USA isnt all of that. Maybe 50% is only rumours, who knows... we all only do lots of speculations around. Its chit-chat in such forums
But some key points are the truth, undoubtly: Nobody needs to buy a 4 million dollar expensive Gunboat 60 to pace around with 20 knots having fun with water
sailing. This is just purely luxury.
Nobody needs to see dismastings, capsizings by mad and crazy racing
teams who do not know what it means to work hard for little money
instead spending millions for having fun in Carribeans.
We live in times of civilian democracy... no more the world of the rich is separated from normal worker's life ! Thats the side effect of new medias, social web... and so it is good to have this kind of transparency.
If guys like Peter want have a quiet life without all the critics, they should not (mis)use platforms like Scuttlebut News, Sailing Anarchy or Youtube to promote their businesses... and confrontate the normal sailors with all their own business problems. I am not really interested in Peter's problems and his bankcrupcy. As I suppose he still owns his big car, his big house and has some hundred thousand dollars on the private bank account.
If such guys only want experience admiration then they shall keep absent and silently about their problems as it was 100 years ago where the rich ones met in their yacht clubs behind closed doors and enjoying their expensive man's toys, far away from the boring life of a normal human who goes every day to work from Monday to Friday from 09:00 am till 05:00 pm.
Its the right of everybody to express his thoughts loudly, even we have to hear lots of trash and bla, bla, bla... wisely to remember that we hear lots of nonsense from the so called mighty people, e.g. politicans, top managers or president candidates and medias.
"Free speech" and "self expression" is an important human right. Power people (those living in the world of huge money) have to learn to deal with this new civilian democracy stream. Luckily we have these times !
Peter shall keep silently and deliver boats in excellent conditions to his customers, and I only want read from these customers, that they are happy with the boats they spent millions for. Thats it ! Nothing more, nothing less...
If an employee would have done all the mistakes
a Peter has done, he already would have been fired and lost
his job not knowing how to pay the credit for the tiny little house or finance the huge studying fees
for his kids
. Peter doesnt deserve this applaus or even admiration as some like to give it to him. Just another boat builder
in the long, long history
of boat building going since centuries.
I have no mercy with this "poor Peter" in any form. He has known before what it means to take such risks... and as he mentioned, he got the chance to learn a lot from. Pitty, it was so costly his learning
process to burn lots of money
. Can any normal worker afford this ? By sure not...
Hopefully I dont have to read all that nonsense he stated on 18th November 2015 in his public declaration yealing around like a little child again in two years. Better he'd take a coach who trains him in management skills.
Its just life what he experiences, with ups and downs. Nothing special ! Every day simple people struggle for life and just try to survive not being on the sunny side of life.... having "0" seconds time to think about all such problems.
Lets focus on the important things and what we can learn from sailing ! :-) Seriously I have my doubts that Peter really understands what sailing means... it spoils a man's mind living all day in the world of the rich ones.