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Bad ideas

As part of recoding my lexicon, I'm including commentary of why I think some things are bad ideas. Here's an excerpt. The dashed border and the red letters show I think it's a bad idea.

corporatism

A politico-economic system in which most power is held by large corporations, often mistakenly called capitalism. This is the current governing system of most of the world
     www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=corporatism

If your business model depends on government intervention, you'll ignore the "customer" and focus on manipulating and controlling the government. That's how to get a bigger profit under corporatism.

corporate social responsibility

economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary expectations with society has of it's corporations and institutions at any given point in time
     www.academia.edu/419517/Corporate_Social_Responsibility_Evolution_of_a_Definitional_Construct

As hard as it may be for some to believe, corporations have absolutely zero social responsibility. A corporation is responsible to it's shareholders first and last. The way that a company keeps and makes more customers is by selling what the people want in a way that is equal to or maybe a bit better than the competition. That brings more profit which means the owners are happy. Anything else is literally the price of doing business.

Companies don't care, people should. If you don't like what a company sells or how it does business, go to the competition. Under no circumstances should you get government to make a company do what you want. That leads to corporatism, and that means neither the government nor the company has any reason to listen to the likes of you.

There are three rules that companies should keep in mind. If done right, following these rules can put a company in the top twenty percent.
  • Competition keeps us honest.
  • Always do what you promised.
  • Try to deliver more than you promised.
A company is responsible to it's ownership. Customers are the ones who pay the bills. Sometimes the real customer is the government, see corporatism.


Just some things to think about.


p.s. It looks WAY better on the other site.


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