August 10, 2020
doxen dog flying through the clouds his ears are being used as wings and his tail is the rudder making the jet stream
FLYING DOGS, Part I Chuck Violand Entrepreneurs can be their own worst enemy. Despite our best intentions and the dreams we have of building business empires, many of us continually shoot ourselves in our own feet … with our own gun! As a result, our business and the people we employ suffer. Sometimes, what we need most isn’t more sales or more cash or better systems. Sometimes, what we need is someone or something to take the gun out of our hands to keep us from hurting ourselves. Fortunately, there’s help on the way, and it comes in the form of a story from the airline industry. As the story goes, there was a passenger boarding a plane (pre-COVID) who looked through the open door to the flight deck and noticed that the only occupants were a pilot and a dog. Curious about this, he turned to the flight attendant who was greeting the boarding passengers and asked, “What’s up with the dog on the flight deck?” The attendant explained that autopilot technology had advanced to the point where planes actually fly much smoother and have a much better safety record when pilots don’t handle the controls but, instead, let