It is a good time to be a corporate investigator
SHERLOCK HOLMES once remarked that: “It is my business to know what other people don’t know.” These days, detective work is a huge business. Thanks to globalisation, there is a lot that companies would like to know but don’t, such as: is our prospective partner in Jakarta a crook?
Corporate detectives sniff out the facts, analyse them, share them with clients and pocket fat fees. Yet, oddly for a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to discovering the truth, little is known about private investigators. So your correspondent took up his magnifying glass and set off in pursuit of the bloodhounds of capitalism.
ROBERT STEELE: The comments at the article are as good if not better than the article itself. Strongly recommended. Here is what I posted:
The comments are as good as the article. Now here is what is NOT in the article:
01 The truth at any cost lowers all others costs.
02 CEOs today would not recognize the truth if they saw it, and their staffs are trained to tell any lie that will keep the money and privileges coming to their circle — CEOs do NOT run companies for the benefit of the stockholder or the public (which gives them their charter to operate)
03 Ethics and education are dead in the UK and US, most of Europe. We have commoditized the humans and in effect killed the goose laying the golden eggs. The five billion poor are now the center of gravity, we have destroyed Western capitalism with GRIFTOPIA and selling out to the City of London and the cabal.
04 There is one solution that I have written about at length at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, and in several books, the most recent being THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth, & Trust. I have also conceptualized “The Virgin Truth” but been unable to get that one page to Sir Richard Branson–the same goons surround him that surround every CEO, the last thing they want him to see is someone else's good idea.
05 Winston Churchill had it right about the Americans–they will always do the right thing, they just try everything else first–but he severely under-estimated the ability of the Americans to be both corrupt, and continue to think of wrong things to do.
06 It's long past time we created the craft of public intelligence (decision support) in the public interest. The information pathologies that I and others have itemized are cancers on the body politic. Even the Economist, I am sorry to say, does not do holistic analytics or grasp true cost economics.
07 Speaking to the future king of England: be the truth — demand the truth — nurture the truth — and the force will be with you.
With love from the colonies,
Robert David STEELE Vivas
former spy, honorary hacker, #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction reading in 98 categories, and AVAILABLE, globally mobile.