[brluglist] "Corporate America"
wizzac at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 11 17:20:24 CST 2002
I don't want there to be a misunderstanding that I am against corporate
america. Capitalism is a double edged sword. It seems to be common that
once a corporation, fighting hard with blood sweat and tears to overcome
it's competition by providing a solid product or service where the customer
benefits, defeats it's competition or starts making serious bank, loses site
of what's important. Now that they are the bread winner it becomes difficult
to set new goals as everyone is looking to them to set the trend. Microsoft
has done this well and I respect Bill Gates as an excellent businessman. But
I think in the process they have lost respect for their customers. I also
think that often as a company grows it has an increasing chance of becoming
lathargic or complacent. A large machine that is incapable of swift change?
>From: John Hebert <johnahebert at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: brluglist at brlug.net
>To: brluglist at brlug.net
>Subject: "Corporate America" was Re: [brluglist] M$ virus writers are
>getting clever was Fwd: Internet Security U
>Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 08:15:00 -0800 (PST)
>--- Boyd Davezac <wizzac at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > That sounds about right - "Corporate America." ;)
>I used to be anti-corporate, until I realized that
>there are some corporations that do good things and
>some that do bad. Merely being a corporation does not
>mean they are necessarily "bad" or "evil". Heck, the
>company I work for is incorporated. I know that they
>do good things, otherwise I wouldn't work for them.
>But, I assume you are talking about the worst of
>corporations, such as the current Enron debacle and
>Monsanto's crap in Anniston, AL. I think we need to
>start thinking about corporations in other terms for
>success other than their stock price. How can
>consumers get information about corporations beyond
>their advertising? How can consumers make more
>I think we need something like a Slashcode driven site
>where consumers can evaluate corporations and then
>make those evaluations or scores available via XML so
>that other websites can make use of those scores.
>Kinda like the "Nutrition" panel on food products we
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