[ExI] what would any of us have done differently?

John Klos john at ziaspace.com
Thu Dec 15 15:02:48 UTC 2022

> I do think a lot of the vitriol is over personality, which is irrelevant 
> for a CEO, completely irrelevant.  I don’t care what kind of person he 
> is any more than he cares what kind I am: I don’t intend to invite him 
> to lunch and he doesn’t intend to invite me.  All of those 
> considerations should be disregarded and the focus should be on how 
> money is invested, what actions were taken, etc.  Get others, community 
> leaders, charity organizers and so forth, to be your moral and ethical 
> guides, leave corporate leaders to faceless entities who know how to 
> move money and make cool stuff happen.

Absolutely disagree.

An asshole wouldn't think twice about lying, or manipulating, or just 
being an asshole.

For instance, most people other than Tim Cook would probably calculate 
that by not taking stands on privacy, child labor and rare materials, 
Apple could make a few percent more $. Google, on the other hand, 
calculated that they could make more $ by depricating their "do no evil" 
slogan and, well, doing evil.

An asshole like Elon can't be trusted to not lie, to not fabricate, to not 
do whatever he wants even when it's unambiguously wrong and hope to not 
get caught.


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