From my experience in the corporate market I can see that revolution is dead (we’re stuck behind the barbed wire). It is the time of moderation, small steps, and low risk. Everyone is afraid to really make inroads into the historical territory of old capitalism. The elites are fortified in their towers and have no incentive to change a thing. And why should they? If their current position of power serves them this well they have no reasons to be hasty with change.
So we have a number of large layers in the financial industry, energy, and resources that don’t question their entrenched positions. As history shows, those who do not question their entrenched positions normally fall the hardest. I am referring to the way that business simply keeps the scientific approach to business management as the dominant management system. It’s all black belts, MBA’s, business schools, and no real direction as to what we are actually doing in business – what’s it all for?!
Mediocre increments is the order of the day and innovation has become another colour for corporate logos. Innovation (something new or different) has lost its real impact. We can rather speak of nuances (a subtle difference). Perhaps it is not time for real revolution, perhaps certain things need to be maintained as it is because there is so much change.
Personally I am disappointed to hear about execs that are once again getting ridiculous remuneration after they paid off their loans to the government. Personally I would have loved to see things change dramatically but I am aware that it boils down to human nature and material focus will remain. It comes down to money, sex, and power in their different forms. Trying to change that is like trying to change the direction of Earth’s orbit.
So why write? Why spend my free time at something useless? Simple: The biggest thing that I have changed is me. I am done with the big ideals, but I rather focus on the immediate. Be fully alive now and focus on infusing my relationships with the right focus – people! It is the higher ethic of freedom. We keep people captured because of fear inspired control (or power) and keep our planet in chains because of greed – we just can’t stop taking. We have put a vicious system in place that feeds of credit and natural resources.
Hey! This is it! I am starting the revolution. Every post is an effort to keep the fire alive, to spread the word that we can dream of revolutionised world where business truly serves the people they do business with and improves the environment where it does business.