There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. … You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory,… Read More . . . “Elizabeth Warren, The Social Contract”
We reconcile ourselves to the decadence of the present only if we choose to remain ignorant of the achievements of the past. Winston Churchill
Bret Stephens, “An Antidote to Idiocy in ‘Churchill’,”
New York Times, 15 December 2018.
Democracy is a lot of work… It needs to be exercised with conviction and without subterfuge or exception. And it begins with the little things, like neckties, time clocks, parking spaces, and petroleum blue uniforms.
Ricardo Semler in Maverick, 1993
No one can expect the spirit of involvement and partnership to flourish without an abundance of information available even to the most humble employee. I know all the arguments against a policy of full disclosure. … But the advantages of openness and truthfulness far outweigh the disadvantages. And a company that doesn’t share information when times are good loses the right to request solidarity and concessions when they aren’t.
Quotation on… Read More . . . “Ricardo Semler on Transparency”
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