May 10, 2013 Harvard Business Review
Privately-held companies have a better chance of retaining a leadership position.
One of the dilemmas of firms in rapidly transforming environments is that their ownership structure may get in the way of making tough decisions. Investors in publicly traded companies are understood to desire stable, predictable earnings and growth. But such expectations are unrealistic in many industries. As noted management expert Geoffrey Moore told me with respect to high-velocity competition, "I'm not sure you ever want to be in the public markets." The problems with public markets and quarter-by-quarter thinking are many, but for companies in fast-changing environments the biggest issue is that public markets are not patient — miss a quarter and the punishment can be severe.... http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/parting_ways_with_public_tradi.html
May 16, 2013 Daily Kos:
>> POPE FRANCIS BLASTS "CULT OF MONEY" AND CALLS FOR END OF "TYRANNY" OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/16/1209503/-Pope-Francis-Blasts-Cult-of-Money-and-Calls-for-End-of-Tyranny-of-Global-Financial-System#
May 16, 2012 AJ English
ECO-SPIRITUALITY - TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj