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February 13, 2007

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MD

This commentary is out to lunch. I read the questions and say yes to all of them - yet I hold no illusions about corporations. Anyone who has worked in a large corporation knows how disorganized and inept they are.

I don't think corporations are cynically evil. Rather, corporations tend to squeeze out intelligence and concern unless the management chain is firmly hands-on. Through apathy and fear of making decisions, most corporations dig themselves into predicaments that smart and timely management would have avoided.

Corporations don't cynically decide to push lethal pills, for example. The culture just makes it difficult or careercidal to be the one that says "let's reconsider this and do something that may be right but will hurt the bottom line." Apathy and buck passing are safer than making hard decisions.

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