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Four Attributes

Assume that every commercial enterprise can be “objectively” (LOL!) characterized by the following four discrete attributes:

  1. Trustworthiness [untrustful | trustful]
  2. Transparency [closed | open]
  3. Fairness [unfair | fair]
  4. Product_Quality [crappy | meh | excellent]

If I did the math right, there are 2*2*2*3 = 24 attribute combos. At one end of the spectrum, we have orgs that are untrustful, closed, unfair producers of crappy products and services. At the other end of the spectrum we have enterprises that are trustful, open, fair producers of excellent products and services.

So, what do you think the ratio of OrgAs to OrgBs is in the world, and why? Do you think the ratio is increasing or decreasing as civilization advances? Do you think the four attributes are uncorrelated or are they intimately coupled? Can an untrustful, closed, and unfair org produce excellent products and services? Given an OrgA, can it transform into an OrgB? Given an OrgB, can it transform into an OrgA? Which transformation is more likely?

  1. March 22, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Great post.


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