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BOOSTER BYTE 38
Being the boss is a job of choices. As boss, you must select the best choices that are most likely to achieve your company’s purpose. Let’s use the fictional car manufacturer, Kaito, portrayed in the action-adventure novel, Deadly Acceleration by best-selling author, Chris Malburg. This story of industrial terrorism on a global scale is a good example of how one LEADER maintains his consistency of purpose even as his cars begin crashing for no apparent reason.
At first a few hundred, then several thousand Kaitos suddenly accelerate out of control. The brake systems fail, transmission control stops. The cars become high-speed, runaway deathtraps. Then the onboard theft prevention system locks the steering wheel. Kaito drivers, their passengers and the victims their unguided missiles crash into are dying by the thousands.
Kaito Automotive’s LEADER, Noriko Kaito, remains steadfast in his purpose—to build the world’s safest, most environmentally efficient cars. Throughout the book he sticks to his purpose even in the face of Congressional intervention and a command visit to the President’s Oval Office. Kaito’s competitors circle like vultures, doing everything possible to bring down the world’s largest auto manufacturer. Not for a minute does Kaito’s LEADER lose faith in his company, that his engineers design the safest cars, or that his production people know how to build automobiles.
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