You act like most corporate-minded people. Others are expected to knuckle under or they can expect to be fired out of spite. It's not about the job. It's about fucking other people over to make a point.
I watched it in every place I worked. The people who kept their jobs spent all day campaigning to get others fired. The people who actually did the work got harassed for weeks and then got fired.
To wit, you're not bitter in the least, are you?
So basically your management style is a pissing contest. Everyone else is required to sit quietly and wait to be instructed by your Olympian highness lest they upset your perfectly balanced apple cart with their amateur japes.
Quite the contrary... everyone in my team is expected to express any opinion they want and know that they won't be insulted or harassed because of it. I can go to my boss and say that something's wrong with his design, and I know that we'll have a nice professional discussion weighing pros and cons of alternatives. I won't have to sit through him ranting about how his way is best. My team can expect the same of me. It's not so much "insecure and paranoid" as it is "secure and professional".
If you want to play in the big leagues, son, you had better be prepared for World Series egos, and you had better be prepared to manage them without wetting yourself with your bullshit insecurities.
How's Fortune 100 suit you for "big leagues"? There are certainly egos here, but unlike what I've seen of yours in this thread and your comment history, here they're kept in check. By and large, everybody here knows that they are top-notch, but they also know that everybody else is top-notch, too. There's confidence, but not very much arrogance.
I have technical skills superior to any five people you've ever worked with combined.
I'll pick the man who built a computer by hand from relays, the Emmy-winning filmmaker, the four-star general, the 25-year-career fighter pilot, and my acquaintance in this picture. What's most amusing is that I've also worked with these fine folks personally as well as professionally, and I fully expect that they'd get along as a team, if there were a project requiring them.
If you hire me, you will deal with my ego, you will pay my fee and you will do it my way. If you want to shit the bed you do it on your own time. Why? Because my team produces results. I can take three of mine and outproduce any corporate tie-wearing fuck and ten of his while eating a sammich.
And that's exactly why I won't hire you. I don't care about whether you "outproduce" anyone. Your personality exposes too much risk. There's a chance that you'd provide a wonderful project that works perfectly, but there's also a significant chance that you'll make assumptions about the requirements or lock me in to an unmaintainable nightmare. Again based solely on this thread, I have only your assertion that your technical skills are adequate for the job, but I have a very clear demonstration of your insufficient interpersonal skills.
That's how I grew my business (with three record years) straight through the worst recession in eight decades.
How much could you have grown, though, if you had curtailed your arrogance just a bit?
What amuses me is how you're so dead-set against the stereotypical corporate boss that you actually fill the role nicely. You're focused mainly on production rather than employee well-being. You're emphasizing hard certifications and years of experience over good references, and you boast about your personal triumphs rather than your team's achievements.
You're a liar, then. Either you're lying about being an employer, lying about not firing anyone, or lying with your blanket assertion that employers will fire everyone.
Given your string of conflicting assertions, unfounded assumptions about the context, and absolute inability to recognize your weaknesses, I'm afraid your consulting services are not appropriate for my projects' needs at this time. We've chosen a different vendor that better aligned with our workplace environment. We thank you for your time, and wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.