Let's adopt Ford's attitude to 'bean counters'
One hundred years ago this month, Henry Ford created the consumer society. He had already started to put humanity on wheels and to perfect assembly-line production but his decision to pay Ford workers $5 per day changed the world of economics forever.
Prior to his revolutionary decision, automotive workers were paid less than $2.50 per day but were still probably the best paid of any industry in the US.
His decision was met with consternation and incredulity in commercial circles; it was thought his impulsive lunacy would destroy industry and the only hope was that he would become bankrupt before the silly idea caught on.