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Christopher Richman

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What should a business be today and what is the best way to achieve it?

I would like to ask the Ted community what a business should be at the very core. Should a business make money and how should it raise its funds? Where should a business be located and what values should it hold at heart? What are examples of corporations you admire?

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    Nov 6 2012: Business should operate on a system designed to realize maximization of profits through legal and ethical means.
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      Nov 6 2012: How can one maximize profits AND be ethical? Do you mean putting a cap on businesses?
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        Nov 6 2012: Ye Gads! Your question implies that profits can only be maximized by illegal and/or unethical means. Do you mean to say that? The only "Cap" I advocate is Legal and Ethical. If it's illegal, don't do it. If it's unethical, don't do it. The End.
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      Nov 6 2012: That of course, assuming that what is legal is also what is ethically right (not always the case)

      How do we handle unethical but legal activities?
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        Nov 6 2012: The rule is, "If it is unethical, don't do it!" The rule is not, "If it's unethical, but legal, do it."

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