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  •  You are right... (6+ / 0-)

    Most executives I know got there because they started on third base and have fierce loyalty with no ethical limitations.

    They set impossible targets for their mid level managers who work tirelessly (and often brilliantly) to come even close to their insane goals only to fall short, get berated, denied bonuses and raises and told to be happy they still have a job.

    You do not need a high IQ to do this, just a headstart and a cold, cold heart.

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 11:27:39 AM PST

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    •  Being ethical is acutally usually a handicap in (5+ / 0-)

      climbing to the top of the corporate ladder.

      You have to be one of them to join the club and ethics will keep you from becoming a member of that club.

      •  This is exactly what 'they' mean when they speak (2+ / 0-)
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        of "the tricks of the trade".  Tricks, are inherently - illusions.  No actual intelligence is needed.  The only thing they really go by is this statement:

        There's a sucker born every minute - P.T. Barnum

        Knowing how to succeed in business is often based, not on good customer service, but on your ability to cheat, trick, or otherwise fool others into giving you their money, for next to nothing in return.  That doesn't mean that good customer service isn't a way to have a successful business - there is more than one way to do it, and cheating and lying is also a pathway to success, and is easier than doing the right thing.  This is why we have regulations.

        #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

        by Evolutionary on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 02:15:05 PM PST

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        •  This is also why ... (4+ / 0-)

          Republicans keep trying to repeal regulations.

          Self-regulation is actually a myth.  I have seen companies want to put forth higher environmental standards for their products but because there is not sufficient regulation (specifically on the use of Formaldehyde in their product), they cannot justify the cost to their stockholders and the additional cost increase to their customers.  Regulation helps keep the playing field even between competitors.

          "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

          by Buckeye Nut Schell on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 03:04:26 PM PST

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