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vruz

You are dead wrong.

Making an impact on other people's lives just because you can, is a sign of dictatorial thinking.

It's okay to say "I am busy, I'm changing the world because I know better, don't disturb me, you don't fit in my worldview".

Telling people to go home, and not to pursue their own goals --on the contrary, is a sign of a total disregard for other people's opinions, on the sole basis that you believe you are right and they are wrong.


I believe the concept of P.I. is powerful, and what you describe here, especially your closing remarks, are not what neither Hugh nor Mark wanted to express.

I am changing the world, for the better.
And you can do whatever you want.

cpirie

Welcome vruz, thanks for stopping by.

RE: Making an impact on other people's lives just because you can, is a sign of dictatorial thinking.

Well, ‘Your potential, our passion’ simply falls flat. It doesn’t serve to inspire me as a consumer to really care about Microsoft, and I can scarcely imagine that it does much to inspire Microsoft’s employees either. In contrast, ‘Change the world or go home’ sends a signal to me, as a consumer. And it gives employees something they can grab on to. Sure, it has a bit of edge. But how is it dictatorial? You don’t have to use Microsoft’s stuff… and you don’t have to work there.

RE: Telling people to go home, and not to pursue their own goals,.... etc.

This simply proves my point. Some people just need all the blanks filled in ahead of time... and any improvisation on their part is to the negative or, at the very least, exceptionally literal.

I think 'go home' in this case simply means don't buy our stuff... don't work here... don't join us. i.e. Go somewhere else. Do something else.

Microsoft a business, not a government. They do not have to serve anybody and everybody. Were they to have a point of view articulated as ‘Change the world or go home’, they’d be making a choice to do just that powered by employees who want to be a part of the type of change they’re making in service of customers who also want to be a part of it. If the changes they drive to make fail to find a receptive audience, the market will let them know.

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