May 27, 2010

Seven Deadly Business Sins

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives." Abba Eban

Technology has evolved, medical breakthroughs have lengthened lives and new inventions have changed the world.

Some things haven't changed.

"It's not evil to make money, it's evil to make money being evil."
Chris Brogan

We are flawed, help each other, make mistakes, create solutions, smell bad, collaborate, eat too much, save lives, don't get enough rest, consume far too much coffee, need more bran, complain about our lot, can create miracles and wear stress and busy like badges of honor.

If humans run companies, let's treat companies more like humans. If we applied the seven deadly sins to your company, how would it do?

Greed | Desire for wealth

Wrath | Fierce anger

Sloth | Disinclination to exertion

Pride | Inordinate opinion of importance

Lust | Desire for power

Envy | Admiration towards others

Gluttony | Excessive consumption

Again, this is about your business for a moment.

Which would you keep? Which will help build your offering?

Helping you integrate all you do with all you do.

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