You Cannot Have it Both Ways
Indeed. Nice to hear from you. clyde
Hi Karl, great observation. very much agree, cheers, clyde
Agree with you.
But an old friend and mentor who advises on talent and diversity for Fortune 500 and the world's major banks, made the following observation recently and it feels like it might apply to the chip play. She said that 50 years ago when she started her career, 1 in 30 of the C-suite and leadership cadre in government and corporate suites were high functioning sociopaths/psychopaths.
She says it started to change in the 90s and she thinks that it is now 1 in 3 as an adaptive behaviour necessary to succeed for those that sell their labour, even at the high premiums, or perhaps because of the high premiums that leadership positions now provide.
.... Context for changed behaviour back then versus now, is that behaviour in the West changed after the Berlin Wall came down - before that national security and national interest trumped commercial interest in the West and in corporate board rooms. When it flipped behaviours started to change as your article attests.
I have no reason to believe that American industrial leaders, including semiconductor CEO's have any sense of obligation to the American public if they think it would cost them a sale in another country. Few of them served in our military or did any public service. They prioritize quarterly profits, not national security.
History Repeats itself.