Available for Interviews: Jack Yoest, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management
Politics and Marketing is the business of addition and multiplication. But Jeff Flake is practicing subtraction and division by leaving the Senate and maligning the leader of his party. And President Trump did not work to keep the senator. Why not?
Flake lost his power, his voter base — his customers — and he would lose his election in his unsafe seat. The CEO of an organization, government or business, cannot keep or encourage people who do not add value. Just as decision maker would drop a non-performing product line, Trump is dropping Flake.
But normally a discarded ‘product’ does not insult the boss on the way out.”