John Bordeaux – Companies are not integrating into communities

The companies aren’t integrating into communities and here’s a thought, because they don’t have to. And so, we can turn off the recorder and get a little dark on this, but the companies are not integrating into communities because a.) I can find a better community more suited to my endpoint by doing business over here. So, I’ll just buy a local operation in another country where the culture that satisfies me with a lower regulation, that sort of thing, so I can work with them instead. Locally, I can actually influence local politicians, so they change the governance and regulation structures to make me a little more profitable, it helps out. So, I need to get involved with politics to craft the sense of community and self-governance that’s a little more favorable to me. And if I can’t do that or diversify the portfolio, I do both. I also extend some operations globally and move euro stocks offshore, and start working in other economies that are more conducive to my single corporate mindset of, you know, return on revenue.

So, the reason why they aren’t integrating communities might be because they don’t have to yet. And there are still other ways that I think are not great for the whole, not great for the commons. There are other ways to accomplish their goals without doing that. And so, they’re seeking their own level. Integrating into customers’ community would be bit of a pioneering mindset. It will be tough to show that it is a profitable path as compared to the proven path of offshoring, outsourcing and kind of contributing so local congressmen will take care of us. Oh, I guess I can get dark once in a while but I think that’s the answer. Well, I need – when you think about it, this is what a business has to do. So, if it’s not integrating community it’s because it doesn’t have to.

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