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

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 21:58:59 UTC 2022

On Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 10:03 AM John Klos <john at ziaspace.com> wrote:

> > 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.

### You are right, the moral fiber of the CEO is quite important.

> 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.

### Leftist journos (but I am repeating myself there) shiver with
hysterical rage when they hear the name of the Paladin of Truth, Mr Nice
incarnate, St. Elon Musk. No surprise that many who are exposed to said
journos' output may develop a false consciousness regarding his person.

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