I love the writings of Ben Horowitz, partner at Andreessen Horowitz. While his writings, mostly blog posts and his book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, are ostensibly about start ups, most of his writing applies to business in general, including practices of wealth advisors.
Mr. Horowitz’s newest post, the Prophets of Rage, is about how to manage employees who appear to be destructive but who are extremely high performers. His post begins as follows:
A while back I wrote a post called “When Smart People are Bad Employees.” In that post, I wrote about employees that you think will be incredible, but turn out to be destructive. The other day, my partner Lars and I were talking about the opposite: employees who appear to be destructive, but if properly managed can be spectacular. In reference to hip hop’s great prophet Chuck D., I call them “The Prophets of Rage.”