The problem with managing to the numbers is that it doesn’t work. Far too many of those who think having an equity stake in a business qualifies them to run it, is that they think it does.

They are, in a word, naïfs, and in another word, arrogant. Bad combination.

Understanding that the plural of anecdote isn’t data, here nonetheless is an example, provided by a subscriber who understandably needs the details obscured: