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February 27th, 2008, 22:06
Originally Posted by BillSeurer View Post
What is a corporation supposed to be in business for? Gosh, to make money.
Well, I see it a bit differently than you.

Ages ago, the reason to do "business" was a) to supply people with goods they want/need, and b) to gain some profits.

The point where I see it differently than you is the scale of the profits.

In small companies, the profits are rather there to maintain the company and its employees.

But with a certain size of a company, this becomes out of control, so to say, and the "maintaining" principle is lost. The company just accumulate more and more like it will never ever stop. It has gone out of control, because the reason behaind gaining profits isn't anymore to maintain a company, but just to become bigger.

The only thing I see as similar like this is cancer.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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