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Hunt and kill is what moves people to action more than inspiration. We got addicted to bullet points (how I dislike PowerPoint) and rationalizations. When in fact, the raw emotions are what run the business. Truly.

The complexity comes from having to mask the truth.

A couple of things:

Sure its there - but that doesn't make it the reason for corporations -

In my experience you've got to work your Karma more than your head to stay alive in business.

I was also reflecting on this topic with a collegue today.

My thesis was that for all our purported advancement perhaps we need to hunt and kill. If not flesh - the aspirations of our fellow man bound up in the corporation.

I struggle to reconcile why the corporation must be so complex and elaborate to achieve such a base and primal urge.

Its a waste of our times.

What's interesting, Peter, is that I am almost convinced that it is true. That's not how I work, yet I do know that the conversation can be around who gets most of the credit, even in partnerships.

Inside the organization there is often an unspoken race to see who crashes colleagues faster. You have no idea how many times in a company I met people who made a career out of trying to crush their colleagues. It's bad karma for sure, and it is undeniably there.

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