June 4

21st Century Living

Tuesday’s Big Idea

Drone Corporations

In his book, Citizens DisUnited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs and the Capture of the American Dream, Robert A.G. Monks defines the "ownerless entities" that are many of today's corporations to military drones: 

"They are analogous to the military vehicles that have enormous power and capacity for good and ill. They insulate operators from risk while casting vast externalities and costs onto society." 

These ownerless corporations, Monks argues, present serious risks to society. It's their problem. Their fault. And yet, it's our responsibility.

 

  1. 1 Absence of Ownership
  2. 2 Companies Can’t Be Parasites Anymore
  3. 3 Four Principles for Successful "C...
  4. 4 The Importance of Corporate Respo...
   
  1. Absence of Ownership

    Absence of Ownership

    Without owners, corporations run amok -- like children without a chaperone. 

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  2. Companies Can’t Be Parasites Anymore

    Companies Can’t Be Parasites Anymore

    The global financial crisis and the Internet have transformed the relationship between business and stakeholder. The CEO Whisperer offers his advice on how to navigate through this brave new world.

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  3. Four Principles for Successful "Conscious Capitalism"

    Four Principles for Successful "Conscious Capitalism"

    Stakeholder-based "conscious capitalism" realigns the short-term profit model of capitalism that has undervalued employees, customers, and suppliers.

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  4. The Importance of Corporate Responsibility

    The Importance of Corporate Responsibility

    Will Swope explains the truths and the misconceptions surrounding corporate responsibility.

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