Thanks for saying this. My concern with the American business culture is that more is never enough. More is often more important than making a better product, than serving your customers, your employees or your community.

If you ask big corp execs what’s their must-do achievement it’s often (not always) something that directly relates to More — cut costs, increase sales, increase net revenues, cut taxes, whatever.

Make a better product, increase customer satisfaction, pay your employees more, are not necessarily on the list.

Many don’t think the purpose of their company is to make the best car or the best chips or the best apps. They think their company’s purpose is to make the most money by selling cars, selling chips, selling pills, etc.

They don’t think they’re in the widget business. They think they’re in the money business and that widgets are just a means to an end.

— David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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