It seems that there are so many businesses that do little other than exist to extract as much money as possible for their owners/shareholders. They hire the cheapest possible labour, selling on their wares at huge mark-ups as if they’re the coolest thing in the world – via obscure company structures to avoid paying as much tax as possible.
It’s not only limited to the big names, there are no doubt some smaller business owners who are only to happy to make a quick buck with scant regard for anything but their bank account.
It’s for that reason I think all business owners and leaders should read A Christmas Carol.
If you focus on nothing other than extracting every last possible penny for yourself, then you are doomed, doomed for all time – and you might not benefit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future to show you the error of your ways.
If you’ve got a good business plan, you can still make yourself a tidy living – and help all those who work for you and otherwise rely on you to do so too.