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Why is there a Right (Conservative) and a Left (Liberal)?

Innovation, Leadership and the first Dollar


In these times: You can hear a cry for real leadership in our world. Greed, so empowered by media, runs rampant throughout our diverse cultures. Wall Street has failed us. So many within big business have failed us. Politicians, celebrities, and "big" personalities of every kind have failed us.

The people must rise up against greed and stupidity, and call on each other to volunteer to serve and lead.  Ethics, generosity of spirit, integrity and public service must stand for something. Those who create the first dollar are the backbone of a nation.

Who creates the first dollar?  Those who create the first dollar with real value have got to take back the high ground.

Let us all reinforce ourselves by studying and knowing the essential foundations that engender liberty, freedom, and human rights.  Let us study  the essential foundations of capitalism.  Let us understand the real models that open the door to put everyone on a path to economic independence.

As a people, the debate about capitalism should no longer be the domain of economists. We all need to grapple with the first principles of ethics, economics, and government. Virtually overnight globalization is a reality and belief systems are butting against one another, often shredding civility and undermining any inherent ethics and morality.

Each of us needs to engage in the historic debate about economic models. What works? What is good for people? Is this singular focus on "Return to Shareholders" a truncation of capitalism? Do we need to be looking at a more balanced model that includes more than the growth of the bottom line?

On Capitalism:   Go to all the Key Ideas & Video Homepage
On Innovation:  Go to all the Key Ideas & Video     Homepage
On Job Creation:   An Open Letter to Barack Obama
On Leadership:   Go to all the Key Ideas & Video  Homepage

Re-read the entire Declaration of Independence.

Is there any common ground no matter what one's politics?

What is the real role of business?  The 2003 film, The Corporation, has been adopted by many people, including President Obama and much of the Democrat party, as deep insight into the nature of business.  Unfortunately, though insightful, this film barely skims the surface of the very nature of value and of business. The core of values and ethics...

The film tends to group all business together and concludes that the big business and its corollary, capitalism, are bad. This film certainly has made major inroads into the ideational fabric of the USA.   Yet, these folks throw the baby out with the bathwater. Perhaps an antithesis to this film is this 1964 speech by Ronald Reagan.

Certainly there is no arguing that big corporations have been bullies; some have compromised human health for the bottom line, and many have acted selfishly for the good of a small minority at the top.  Know this, the best of  business is totally other. The deeper issue is our de facto  value system.  We can adopt a deeper, richer, better system of thinking about value.

If all levels of government and all business focused on value...

1. Create something of value:   Reward the good and turn our backs to the bad.
2. We all need to focus on the deficit and debt.

Businesses where creativity trumps any and all differences

Diversity in the workplace cultivates ideas and gives perspectiveWhile the people of the world struggle to co-exist, here are many workplaces where the dynamics of creativity override the deep historic tensions between cultures and religions.   First time here? Please be our guest and register. It's free.

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