Rahm Emanuel, Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2008
Brand is a terrible thing to waste.And we are all watching the demise of the Canada Post brand. There are very few organizations that go back to 1867 with a continuous unbroken history.This is a classic example of the failure of management. The classic example of a once great Crown Corporation being sacrificed to build a legacy of ashes, in the pursuit of an impossible goal of a failed Conservative political ideology. Four more years over takes for the greater good.
|Now that's Brand!|
The hopelessness of it all could have witnessed by anyone watching Question Period on CPAC today. You can see that this labour dispute is being exploited to advantage by the Torys in an attempt to demonstrate to their corporate and Bilderberg Group friends how tough they are going to be. It is totally unclear to me how this course of action will be to any ones benefit at the end of the day...
Now all this next bit is really confusing... The Minister of Labour is one Kellie Leitch who happens to be a orthopaedic pediatric surgeon!? This of course begs the question, who the hell is the Minister of Health and Welfare? Well that would be one Leona Aglukkaq, and she must be brilliant as hell since she seems never to have gone to school anywhere! I can find no academic trail any where... Such is Canada it the present dismal moment!
|Soon to be sold to UPS?|
Now you would think that a Minister of Labour that is a professional in a healing profession, would be a pretty good starting point. But alas no, not when they have M.B.A. stuck into their resume and the real tell that you are deep in trouble here is that if they won a spot recently in that Top 40 under 40 marketing contest that was popular a while back. As far as I can tell it is a Rah Rah entrepreneur thing. In my recent personal experience, trust me, a nickel grasping profit driven soul in the healing and helping professions is not a good thing! We had this all out in Canada at the beginning of Medicare....But the upside here is that you got the warning and she isn't a proctologist!
|It could all be as great again....|
So what is to be done with Canada Post? Well, do I have a solution? Funny you should ask! Of course I do with links no less! Canada Post is a Conservative bankrupt management fuck-up. The Oracle of Ottawa recommends the German solution, or if you will the Deutsche Post solution. You know them in Canada as the DHL! They started out in only 1995! They now employ over 421,000 people all over the world! They are bigger than UPS! They are the worlds largest logistics group on Earth! The Oracle of Ottawas pride does not preclude cloning a really good idea or model. If the German people can do it, and still retain financial control,
Canadians can do it, with a greater then 50-50 chance of doing it better. And yes they have all powerful labour unions in Germany...
Why can't Canada Post copy this business model?? Are we not "German" enough? Or have we become too "Chinese??