Teamwork is at the core of business and this lot know how to do it better than anyone. On the run for a crime they didn’t commit, these former US Special Forces soldiers now hire themselves out as mercenaries, but only on the side of good. And they are a very efficient business. With clearly defined roles and personalities, the A-Team gets on and does things. Everyone knows his place and, most importantly, there’s a plan — a plan that usually comes together within the allotted timeframe and is celebrated, in old school fashion, with a cigar.
Hannibal (the boss/strategist), Murdock (technician/transportation), Face (sales/acquisitions) and BA Baracus (muscle/fool-pityer) cover all the essential bases of business. They operate with extremely low wastage (no one ever gets hurt) and their success rate is 100 per cent. Their marketing strategy is, however, confused and in disarray. On the one hand, they are on the run from the law and therefore have to keep a low profile — problematic trading conditions for any business. On the other, they have a huge, customised black van with a red stripe on the side, which is somewhat less than anonymous.
As a mobile company that goes to its clients, the team is also hampered by a member who refuses to fly, but this problem is usually solved in a creative way by his colleagues. And it’s a good job they do. You simply can’t operate a business fighting the various agents of evil and their henchmen via email.
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