MBA Think Reveals a Stunningly Obvious Insight

April 16, 2020

I am not sure when I began to feel uncomfortable with MBA speak. Perhaps it was after I developed an aversion to lawyer speak? On the other hand, my reaction could have been triggered by the rash I developed when I was exposed to accountant speak. Each “specialty” has its own lingo. But MBA speak is usually fascinating.

I read “Coronavirus Clarity.” The write up explains that the present medical challenge makes it clear that large technology companies have “power.” There is the patois of the MBA; for example:

  • Conversation
  • Differentiation
  • Scale
  • Zero margins

There are examples: Apple, Facebook, et al.

What’s the main idea?

The big technology companies like Apple, Facebook, et al are powerful.

Amazing. Who knew these monopolies were capable of collusion and operating as nation states. I feel in a way similar to Jonathan Edwards’ reaction to his revelatory moment in the woods.

Who knew? Plus, those not associated with Apple, Facebook et al should be grateful these firms are just doing so much for everyone. Proof? Check out “Google’s Former CEO Hopes the Coronavirus Makes People More Grateful for Big Tech.” Absolutely.

Stephen E Arnold, April 16, 2020


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