Probably, sellers are not your best friends out there. I used to visualize them as hinky guys, trying ways to sophisticatedly fool me. Probably, I just met the wrong people over and over.
Whenever we want to buy something, we want a change to happen. We want to change our status, fashion, life habits, social behaviours. Thoughts. Change although requires the ability to overcome the fears that stand in the way.
Think at the last purchase you are proud of.
Authentic sellers were there helping you solve that dramatic question: “Is it going to make the change I want?”
Could businesses actively influence political affairs?
Forget about bribes and college friendships.
States survive protecting people who live within a certain place. Their distinctive attribute is to be limited by physical borders.
Enterprises consist of people who share an idea, however messy it might be. It shall be stated in the corporate mission, either conveyed through the culture. It should make employees stick around for a while.
In ancient times, kings moved their armies and conquered the masses. Nowadays, CEOs put their best effort into building dreamlike space crafts to draw the talented crowd.
People gather around powerful ideas. Those which enlarge match the deepest needs of freedom and expression.
Politically skeptical, I believe corporations can have a large impact on those we care about. If Google implemented a policy that provided extra payments to same-sex couples to cover the additional income tax imposed by the US government, while heterosexual married couples do not have to pay that – why is anyone waiting for the government to fix any problem?
Politicians are no longer uniquely responsible for meeting our needs. Business gives plenty of room to grow new solutions.
What could you do for the people you care about?