Friday, October 23rd, 2009
Achieving Success is an Empty Experience When We Destroy Others in the Process
Wow. Not a very literate comment, I admit, but I still think the new Global Economic Ethic Manifesto deserves a ‘Wow.’ Achieving success, for many, is an empty experience when we have to shove other people down the ladder for us to make the upward climb. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same.
Some think there was no predicting the economic mess we’re in, that it was all accidental and just as much a surprise to industry leaders as it was to the millions who lost their homes, their jobs, their savings, their retirement plans, and so on.
But documentation abounds (check some of the Wikipedia references for specifics) that proves the existence of several warning signs – they’ve been staring us in the face for years – which were ignored by the powers that be, many of whom were bailed out by the government (and our tax dollars) while the man on the street bore the brunt of the catastrophic results.
That’s why we’re our current economic mess, and why we need a set of global guidelines which, if followed, will ensure that everyone who uses their entrepreneurial skills has a fighting chance at achieving success. The Manifesto, written by a working committee of the Global Ethic Foundation, is just that.
Will the Manifesto be followed? Greed has become a way of life for the big guys. They may be too far gone to rise to the occasion, especially when they’re simply bailed out when their world caves in around them.
But that doesn’t stop the rest of us from supporting the Manifesto and adopting the guidelines for our own business activities and insisting that those we deal with do the same. Check it out, live by it, and your personal success will also bring you happiness.