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“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.” — Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, first African-American Congresswoman elected in 1968.
Bitcoin at all-time highs, blockchain conferences multiplying like CryptoKitties. Things are certainly changing.
But, some things aren’t exactly keeping up with the times.
During the last 50 years, humanity has made great leaps and strides in technological innovation, and yet, surveys and employment statistics consistently show dissatisfaction and lack of engagement by corporate employees. (A recent Gallup poll went so far as to indicate that 51% of the U.S. workforce is not engaged.)
Let’s be clear, I am a capitalist and staunch supporter of free, globalized markets. However, personal experiences, from banking and market infrastructure have led me to conclude corporate culture has gone off-piste.
The end game is now a singular focus on “hitting quarterly numbers and profits,” in the case of a public company, or “going IPO,” in the case of startups
The problem is not that corporations make too much money. Many corporations earn a lot and do not take care of its people and the community with its resources.
It is not enough to form “window-dressing foundations” that offer employees once a year charity days or photo ops. It is not enough to donate some computers and paint a local public school and consider the job done.
It does not need to be this way. This is not a zero-sum game, and in fact, it is imperative, we bring back humanity into corporate culture. We need to redefine what it means to be a corporation.
Today, there is already a growing movement of traditional financial executives leaving for opportunities in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector, but it’s a growing trend that is about much more than money…”
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