it seems that today I must talk about the disconnect between business values and societal needs. There are some business owners who care only about profit and in so doing really share the concept of stewardship of our planet.
Because after all a business owner wants to make a profit, whether they are as small to medium sized business or a large corporate entity. However let’s look at the history and some ways in which the pursuit of profit created terrible societal ills.
Let’s consider slavery. In today’s society everyone can agree that slavery is not a good thing. Yet if we are winning margin business owners 150 years ago, and we asked them if they felt that slavery good for your business, no doubt many of them say yes. And this is a result of basing business assumptions on simple mathematics.