My friend Dick decided to stop work last week. He simply decided to stop producing for his owner, even though his owner desperately needed him.  Dick has been less effective as he has grown older.  His best days are past.  But he is the only worker of his type which his owner employs and it is very difficult to replace him.  He has specific skills that every human organisation needs.  His main job is to get rid of the light rubbish for the organisation, as required, 24/7.  He also provides pleasure to the organisation and is capable of producing a new product on rare occasions, but this skill declines rapidly over time and Dick hasn’t been able to do that for many years.  Nevertheless, his owner greatly values the other two skills he has.Read More »