Nike bet big on Colin Kaepernik and Black Lives Matter. They made their stance a major part of their marketing strategy. Like many in the corporate world, They forgot one simple thing, got woke, and are going broke. That simple thing? It’s the product that’s important, not a political message that may insult the customer.
Perhaps the people that invested in this should hire me to evaluate pitches. It took me ten seconds and a google search of Quibi to see that the things was a dumpster full of gasoline saturated paper. Of course both Katzenberg and Whitman have left quite a few dumpster fires behind them before.
For the last forty years or so, the trend in American politics, culture and the intellectual elites of the country has been to ignore the deindustrialization of the country. In fact the elites have been enablers of the process through polices and behaviors that strangled the industrial companies and their business.
This is a chapter in a book project that I have started about the current state of how the job search and hiring processes are working:
When I was growing up there was a small pencil factory in town, the Ruwe pencil company. They had their shop in a small building on the West side of town and I think that just about every pencil in school came from them. I think that I went on at least one field trip there as well. At least I remember the mills and gluing machines working away.
I’m glad that I’m not the only one who’s noticed this. Looking at corporate websites, all too frequently Progressive virtue signaling is given priority over the business that the company is supposed to be doing.
Ran into this piece on The Week.
Ran into this interesting piece. Apparently much of the growth in corporate profits since the turn of the Century has a result in lobbying rather than actually making and selling stuff.
First of all yet another take on defending what happened. The situation keeps getting worse for United since my post the other day.
I’ve been a transportation watcher most of my life, which is a long time now. So the recent United Airlines incident was especially appalling to me. Frankly at this point, I wonder if United will even survive the bad optics they created. Having screaming old men bleeding as they are dragged off an aircraft to not make for good optics.