Isn’t that the primary driver of businesses, governments and pseudo-businesses around the world? Profit. Total revenue minus total expenses. The singular pursuit that provides people in the world with the drive to get up every morning and repeat mundane tasks into oblivion and absolute mindlessness. That creates corporate structures and requires corporate governance so that no one gets too greedy in their pursuit such that they turn on and cannibalize the very organization they are said to be serving.
And this pursuit has birthed countless strategy upon strategy. Business strategy, sales and marketing strategy, HR strategy, financial strategy, operations strategy, communications strategy, IT strategy, PR and Advertising strategy, internet strategy, social media strategy… subset upon subset upon subset of maneuvering all aimed at providing their companies or governments (which are really run like companies these days – and I used to think that was a good thing) with the winning edge. The end game? Profit. Because with it comes ‘prestige’ or the love and worship of men.
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Change your perspective
To change Afrika, we need to face ourselves, head on. We need to deal with the issues inside us that are the limitation to true progress.