Predatory Capitalism Versus Capitalism With Compassion.

“We have created a mutant form of predatory capitalism which has created an extremely unstable, unsustainable, unjust and very very dangerous world.” John Perkins, author of The Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

I was enjoying lunch with a good friend of mine who owns a security company that specializes in retail stores, earlier in the day he had visited a client who wanted a more secure access system for her jewelry store.

My friend suggested a double door entry and exit system where you enter a small vestibule, one door closes behind you and only after the first door closes will the second door open in front of you.

However he warned that if armed robbers managed to enter the store but then discovered they could not leave, in desperation they could shoot and kill some or all the employees in the store and the jewelry store owner replied:

“I don’t care if all my employees are killed, I will not lose one earring!”

Ain’t that sweet?

Of course her employees are just Ticos, mere Catholics – a different tribe – so she naturally feels infinitely superior to them.

Unfortunately this diabolical obsession with the almighty dollar with no apparent consideration of the human or environmental consequences is now the dominant form of capitalism everywhere.

It’s difficult to compete with this kind of mindset and keep your business profitable when you actually care for the people working for you and the environment around us but, here’s a guy who has been able to do exactly that…

Chobani’s Capitalism With Compassion.

Thankfully we do occasionally see heart-warming stories about magnificent human beings like Hamdi Ulukaya, a man originally from Eastern Turkey who emigrated to the USA and founded Chobani, a company that makes a natural Greek yogurt.

Hamdi used an SBA loan to buy a defunct yoghurt factory in upstate New York and has managed it so well that his company has blossomed from just 5 employees in 2007 to nearly 3,000 employees 2016.

This man cares for his adopted country, the town he lives in and all of his company’s employees, in fact, he recently gave them 10% of his company, a gift worth millions of dollars.

Hamdi Ulukaya is a beautiful human being, a compassionate capitalist who clearly shows all of us that when you genuinely care for your employees, you can become incredibly successful and very wealthy!

He is an inspiration to entrepreneurs and all businesses everywhere.

“We can not have homeland security unless we understand that the whole planet is our home land!” John Perkins, author of The Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

John Perkins – The Economic Hit Man.

Written by Scott Oliver, author of 1: How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa, 2: Costa Rica’s Guide To Making Money Offshore and 3. ¿Cómo Comprar Bienes Raíces en Costa Rica, Sin Perder Su Camisa?

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Predatory Capitalism Versus Capitalism With Compassion.

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