Last night I watched the three-hour documentary, The Corporation. I was again reminded that the current state of capitalism is not only unsustainable but also wreaks ethical havoc wherever it sets its profit-centric tentacles. If a corporation is a sentient being then its psychological make-up is that of a psychopath. And yet, we're all dependent on it. We're all profiting from it, directly or indirectly. We're all co-creators of a fast-growing global capitalistic society. We're all drinking from its intoxicating cup of madness. But all hope is not lost. There's a growing number of conscientious CEOs, like Ray Anderson of Interface and Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, to name a few. Serendipitously, during the World Economic Forum 2008 at Davos, the richest man in the world issues a call for a kinder and more creative capitalism. Here is a video of Bill Gates's speech at Davos. Bill Gates may not have the cool image of Steve Jobs, but he's still one of my heroes. I think Richard Mahoney is right when he said that, "'Bill Gates is going to be remembered more for what he did for international public health than what he did for the world of computers.'' I'm hoping that Bill Gates would also be remembered for his vision of a kinder, more creative, and conscious capitalism. January 26, 2008 at 02:49 AM in Business Permalink Comments (0) TrackBack (0)
Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.