We have business and we have government. For too many intents and purposes, we have nothing in between. This distinction has framed the great social debate for more than a century: capitalism versus socialism, markets versus controls, individualism versus collectivism, privatization versus nationalization, “free enterprise” versus “democracy of the proletariat.” The debate features no cooperatives, no NGOs, no not-for-profits, no volunteer organizations, not because they don’t exist–clearly they are present in large numbers–but because they have been forced aside by this simplistic divide. In a sense, this is a problem of labeling.
Authors: Chahrazed Abdallah, Emmanuel Raufflet, Henry Mintzberg, Pamela Sloan, Rick Molz
Source: Leader to Leader
Subjects: Miscellaneous, Nonprofit