CaPiTanAK wrote:You don't create the largest company in the world and become the richest man in the world, by not knowing how to evaluate talent.
This will sound somewhat contradictory, but I think people underestimate how important a great leader is at the top of a firm to generate its success. People often think these guys who ran these massive companies don't really do anything important, and I don't think that's true. They're very important.
At the same time, their skill at navigating a huge company (like Amazon in this case) to the top shouldn't be evidence of their ability to do something similar in a totally different field where they have no knowledge. Yes, Bezos probably was a great leader and hugely important for the company he dedicated his life to and knows everything about. That doesn't mean Bezos could take over a football team and apply the same lessons and have any success whatsoever.
Even things like "hiring the right people" is not a skill. We all would say we want to do that if running the right company, but it's really, really hard to hire the right people in an area where you don't already have enough knowledge to gauge whom the right people are. I would be great at hiring the right people if I'm picking out software developers but probably not great if picking out Sales or Marketing staff as an example.
The most important thing you can hope for as a fan is to get an owner that is passionate about the team winning and wealthy enough that they don't care at all about the profit.
If Bezos buys the Chicago Bulls, we would be a Super Bowl title contending team year after year. The reason is that Bezos gives zero crap about short term picture. He's all about sacrificing short term gains for long term dynasty.
Well the Bulls certainly aren't winning the NBA title any time soon, so a superbowl would be pretty sweet (I kid, I know what you meant).
I don't think the Bears have had a huge problem of only thinking short term or anything like that and don't think removing such a barrier would be a solution for them. In the end, the Bears problem is they've never had a franchise QB. Changing owners wouldn't likely solve that problem. They've certainly spent a lot of draft capital over the years attempting to get one but have just never hit on one. Hopefully with Fields that is a problem we've already solved and just aren't sure of yet, but time will tell.