John Willemse Demise of capitalism

The present system, that allows CEO's and a few others to be paid M(Z)illions whilst rewarding their lower personell wages barely sufficient for the most basic cost of living certainly needs serious reconsideration. It smacks too much of the fiefdom of earlier centuaries and can expect growing opposition from organised labour.

Similarly the masses without work/income can be expected to rebel more and more, as we see happening as part/result of the reaction against foreigners
Posted: 31 May 2008 at 16:34

Anton Musgrave RE: Demise of capitalism

Sustainability in any ecosystem is multi dimensional and capitalism is no different. Ultimately 'the few' can only survive if 'the many' experience fairness, are not hungry and have hope that their 'tomorrow" will be better. The world is really struggling with this delicate balance and the next 20 years will be a telling period in our journey.
Posted: 1 June 2008 at 10:11

Wolfgang Grulke Great article in the Guardian today...

...on how the excesses of banks, big business and the super-rich have shattered our economic system!
Posted: 5 June 2008 at 13:03

Laurentiu Ionici Demise of capitalism and free enterprise

"Capitalism has failed to serve the needs and best interests...", "shift to more socialist models...", ...?
I am stunned!

Wild capitalism was already demised in 20th century, being replaced by either a socialist model or the modern free market economy. Meanwhile, socialism has also been proven as nothing more than utopy. So what capitalism/socialism are we talking about here?

Haven't seen so much of social problems or food/water shortages in countries with free market economy, long-term strategy to attract foreign investments, incentives for domestic capital, with power of law (justice), democracy and freedom of masses. This is the model for 2015 or 2050!

Wealth not being shared fairly? Countries in Africa and Latin America have highest Gini coefficients. Same countries are prone to social catastrophes like wars, food/water shortages, etc. Same countries are also far from the model presented above (free enterprise, fair justice, democracy, etc.).

The mindbullet title should have been "Demise of communism, dictatorship, lack of law and weak governments".
Posted: 20 June 2008 at 13:17

Anton Musgrave RE: Demise of capitalism and free enterprise

Ask yourself "what if this were true"... what would the implications be? That is the purpose of each MindBullet. The fact is that the majority of people on the planet are hungry. That's just not sustainable, so, what will change and who will drive that change? You may of course be right. But, which economic or political model will be seen by the hungry as serving their future better? The future may surprise.
Posted: 22 June 2008 at 08:40

Wolfgang Grulke More protests against capitalism in India..

The Guardian Saturday 23 August 2008..."Violent protests threaten to delay Tata's plan for world's cheapest car"
Posted: 24 August 2008 at 11:25

Wolfgang Grulke A financial crisis with a radical silver lining...

Read this wonderful article...

When old dogmas die, there is room for all kinds of radical new thinking: Shorter working weeks, lower consumption, and banks working for us - this crisis could prove a chance for a fresh start
Posted: 21 October 2008 at 16:54

Anton Musgrave Why Capitalism needs to become more 'Conscious'!

As the world debates the future model to drive economic growth and equitable prosperity, stories like this simply underline why and where we have, as Capitalists, gone wrong. Nothing wrong with profit, rewarding risk taking or paying well for scarce skills...but somehow we seem to have stayed from the compass of reasonability, fairness and equity. No-one is invincible and the markets punish severely. Can business create new and fairer models that will sustain capitalism as the core business philosophy into the future?
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Posted: 15 March 2012 at 08:00

Anton Musgrave Why Capitalism needs to become more 'Conscious'!

More leaders should attend the May 2012 'Conscious Capitalism' conference in Boston! Hear how more profit cab be made with better values, client alignment and inherent fairness!
Posted: 15 March 2012 at 08:13

Anton Musgrave Cambrian explosion in business?

This is a fascinating article on what's happening in our world of business today and what it may mean! It's a Cambrian explosion in innovation and business impact. Where could it lead? Innovation must still be the victor and the way to save the future. New business models, new innovation, sustainability, consumption changes...all big issues as we explore and debate the future of business and beyond.
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Posted: 10 May 2012 at 22:57

Wolfgang Grulke Cambrian explosion in business?

I love this quote in the Guardian article: "The still-unfolding economic discontinuity ... is an existential crisis for capitalism." Roll on social capitalism.
Posted: 14 May 2012 at 10:46

Anton Musgrave What is the future of capitalism as we know it?

A growing body of serious and recognised business leaders and luminaries are raising the debate on this big question. Raj Sisodia challenged capitalism powerfully in his book 'Firms of endearment'. The debate is growing...for me the real question is 'how brave are we?' Are we prepared to recalibrate our expectations?...and that includes our own aspirations on our investment growth, living standards etc. It is a critical debate as we move in to a new era.
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Posted: 2 October 2014 at 08:16

Anton Musgrave Capitalism in crisis...have you noticed?

With widening wealth gaps, increasing genie coefficients and restless populations, the world needs to wake up to what at least one of the driving forces is...capitalism does not fairly reward all the players in the system. And unless the leaders of the worlds businesses do something dramatic, the risks to the world will only grow.
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Posted: 30 October 2014 at 10:50

Anton Musgrave Conscious Capitalism gains support

Forward thinking organisations are beginning to understand the need for business to think differently about the future, about what success really means and about building flourishing business models rather than sustainable ones!
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Posted: 11 September 2015 at 10:26

Anton Musgrave Challenges to capitalism mount

The world seeks news answers to growing inequality. Some won’t like it... others will be excited by the chance to redefine fairness and equitable reward for a future relevant and flourishing system!
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Posted: 25 October 2017 at 00:09

Anton Musgrave How will we measure future corporate success? Metrics need a recalibration!

We have been positing for years that corporate success sin the future will be forced to shift form pure quantitative financial performance to incorporate wider societal impact - WAY beyond CSI and balanced Scorecard type initiatives. The pressure on rampant and greedy capitalism is growing - business needs to think about this deeply before its too late. We need to retain capitalism's recognition and fair reward for innovation, job creation, wealth creation, risk, capital provision etc. but we can no longer sit idly by and allow the massive over reward for often sub par performances by leaders to go unchallenged. Its time!
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Posted: 16 July 2018 at 17:39
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