"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Friday, January 28, 2005

Companies Upsizing?

As I have mentioned, I am on the road in Savannah, Georgia, and have limited access to the Internet. This morning and afternoon were delightfully spent with some cousins over in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Briefly, I wanted to share a thought about this latest pattern of 'padding' that seems to be at the heart of a few scandals, from the Krispy Kreme orders and profit reports to the Boy Scout enrollment numbers, not to mention some questions about charitable foundations (oh, oh, I can feel the double entendre crowd starting to heat up).

Do we as a nation have a particular cultural problem that pushes us to always want to seem bigger than we might be in actuality?

1 comment:

Tlaloc said...

"Do we as a nation have a particular cultural problem that pushes us to always want to seem bigger than we might be in actuality?"

Economically we have to expand or collapse, our poorly designed system cannot exist in a sustainable equillibrium. It worked well while we had huge space and natural resources to exploit. It worked alright while we used the petro-dollar to exploit other nations. But the party is winding up.