JT Hackshaw knows assholes, not the stinky kind: the people kind. But in reality, they both smell the same. JT walked away from a 35-year career in operational turnaround and executive management, because he could no longer tolerate ineffectual executives in leadership positions whose core-competency was incompetent decision-making. When JT crossed paths with the most comprehensively ineffectual boss he’d ever met he said, “Screw it, I quit!”
The asshole bosses and senior corporate executives JT worked with over the years didn’t care about their employees or the day-to-day operations of the company. What they cared about was determining whose balls or ovaries to gargle next in order to help facilitate their personal agendas. Presently, JT’s mission in life is to write about and expose assholes.
In the first book, The World is Full of Assholes: Benjamin Dover Stories, JT introduces you to Benjamin Dover, a person who dealt with assholes from birth. What intrigued JT to write this story was Benjamin’s ability to push through constant family emotional and psychological torment and keep his life moving in a productive direction. Benjamin had an ironclad determination for self-preservation. And on the rare good days, Benjamin never forgot to thank God for the cold brewskis, buds, and righteous poontang, which made life bearable in the early years.
An upcoming book deals with Benjamin’s stellar career trajectory which excelled in spite of all his “growing-up” adversity. JT details how Benjamin accumulated an impressive educational background, accelerated in executive management, and developed expertise for turning around failing management environments—all the while making it look easy! But Benjamin encountered serious pushback at times, limiting his successes, because ineffectual bosses and senior executives deliberately failed to provide essential resources and strategic support.
Effective companies develop annual operating strategic plans, as well as five-year and ten-year strategic plans. The sole job of an executive is to diligently implement the goals and objectives of strategic plans. What gets in the way of implementing strategic plans are executives who implement their own personal agendas. Only assholes implement personal agendas. Benjamin never met a personal-agenda-pusher he didn’t confront in the same manner he confronted assholes growing up.
In one assignment, Benjamin was hired as the operations director for a complex, operational management turnaround. He was stunned to discover the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was grossly inadequate to lead the organization. After another incompetent decision by the CEO that negatively impacted regulatory operations, Benjamin couldn’t contain his frustration and confronted the CEO:
“Stew, if you came to work and just took a shit on your desk every day for the next year you’d be more productive than you ever been,” Benjamin said, leaning forward, arms straight, elbows locked, fists balled, knuckles flat on the desk, eyes narrow.
How do you think the boss reacted? You’ll find out when that book drops in early 2021. Some chapters may even appear early on this website to give readers a little taste of what to expect. Leave JT a message, or tell him one of your asshole stories, JT loves to hear from readers.