EXTRACT: Today “Wikileaks” makes the McLibel case look like child’s play. Corporate executives should watch closely as diplomats cringe under the sudden and violent spotlight. The same scrutiny is coming to the corporate world. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has already announced the private sector is his next target. It may be that governments find a way to silence Assange (Wikileaks.org is already undergoing shadowy cyber attacks to shut it down) but it wont stop the wave of involuntary transparency that the Internet provides. Transparency is the Internet’s killer CSR app. You can either get out in front of it or fall prey to it.
Phi Beta Iota: The post is an elegant, concise articulation such as has not appeared elsewhere to our knowledge. The lines are drawn, all that is lacking is the precipitating factor to launch the revolution. “Profit Recovery” is going to join “True Cost” as the new meme, but instead of secretive beltway bandits maurading across the health industry–to take one example–it will be the public willfully exposing that which must be restored to the Commonwealth.
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