Bill Stankiewicz, 馃悵 Brand Ambassador
16/7/2017 路 2 min read 路 +100 路 1
Peter Altschuler
16/7/2017 路 2 min read 路 ~100
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A Cultural Toxin in Search of an Antidote

A Cultural Toxin in Search of an Antidote

Toxic corporate environments have a bad way of spreading. Abuse at the top tends to percolate down until everyone in management is either onboard with aggressive executives or walking out the door (both forcibly or of their own accord). And the...

Peter Altschuler

Peter Altschuler

You've described what I refer to as The Walmart Effect, @Todd Jones: Walmart tells Supplier that it loves their product but needs it to be cheaper. So Supplier makes some changes to reduce overhead and costs. The next year, Walmart asks for still cheaper pricing. So Supplier implements every ISO 9000 practice it can and cuts expenses to the bone. In year three, Walmart again asks for lower prices and, with no further options domestically, it fires its employees and sends their jobs to Asia. T-h-e-n... the fired workers go to Walmart seeking cheaper prices because they're living on unemployment insurance, and Walmart goes to Supplier , and the pattern repeats. In time, of course, industrial workers have no income, no money to spend on the products they used to make, and no prospects for employment. Now, in the second decade of the 21st Century, you can add in A.I. to further reduce the employment rolls, and the phenomenon starts to look desperately bleak. What's left for American workers? Well, they can learn to ask, "Want fries with that?"... in Chinese.

28/7/2017
Todd Jones

Todd Jones

I read a quote from a CEO a few years ago that stated, "Matters of right and wrong are issues for philosophers to debate. My job is to maximize profits." He was justifying a round of layoffs that occurred on the heels of a record earning report. I remember thinking that person was not only an asshole, but was incredibly short sighted as well. Should all business ascribe to this philosophy, it would only be a matter of time before markets for goods and services, including his, would shrink simply because nobody would have any money. To answer your question about the fallout of laissez faire, look no further than Wells Fargo. Give a man a gun, and he can rob a bank. Give a man a loosely regulated bank, and he can rob the world. Unfortunately, I am afraid the lessons gleaned from the Wells Fargo debacle have already been largely forgotten by John Q. Public.

27/7/2017
paul wayne
29/1/2017 路 1 min read 路 ~10
The Future of U.S.-Turkey Relations

The Future of U.S.-Turkey Relations

Written by Dr. Amanda Sloat, This article is part of special inauguration series by聽D奴c艒 experts聽on聽major global issues in the Trump Administration.The Trump Administration has inherited a challenging relationship with Turkey鈥攁 country...

paul wayne
29/1/2017 路 1 min read 路 ~100
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U.S.-Asia Relations in a Trump Administration

U.S.-Asia Relations in a Trump Administration

Written by Mike Fuchs,This article is part of special inauguration series by聽D奴c艒 experts聽on聽major global issues in the Trump Administration.Asia is in for a rough ride over the next few years.U.S. foreign policy in Asia under President...

paul wayne
27/1/2017 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 1
To Economy and 2 more
Trump鈥檚 Consequential Economic Agenda

Trump鈥檚 Consequential Economic Agenda

http://www.ducoexperts.com/Written by Avik S. A. Roy, This article is part of special inauguration series by聽D奴c艒 experts聽on聽major global issues in the Trump Administration.The relatively older voters who sent Donald Trump to electoral victory...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Interesting times lie ahead paul wayne - I wonder what all the 'mandarins' behind the scenes will be doing whilst the Trump puppet show is in full swing.....

27/1/2017

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