From ChangeThis: “In the summer of 2008, Lehman Brothers and AIG were renowned power-players and titans of finance. They were innovative, profitable — nearly untouchable. Now, they are insolvent. These are just two in a long line of now-clichéd Wall Street stories: successful company — under pressure to earn bigger profits faster — succumbs to appeal of short-term gains, makes bad bets, and goes bust. Where were the CEOs with plans for the long-term viability of these companies? Where were the board members who were supposed to be minding the store? Where were the shareholders with the knowledge and foresight to shout ‘STOP?'”
Moving Beyond "Short-termism"
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