Friday, August 7, 2009

Aunt Peggy was right

I had an Aunt Peggy. She was a great lady, but she was a bit salty at times. I remember asking her who she was going to vote for in a Presidential election. She snarled at me and said, "It doesn't matter, they're all the same."

I was appalled. But then again I was ten years old at the time.

Of course, all politicians are not the same. But from a business perspective, she had a point. No matter who is in office, no matter what party is in control, we in business have to deal with it. And since they're politicians, they will meet the same fate all politicians face: at some point you're "in" and at some point you're "out." While all that's going on, we still have to run our businesses.

As business people, we need to focus on running our businesses and taking care of employees and customers. The political stuff will happen whether we want it to or not. No politician or party will ruin your business or make your business. Our businesses are our responsibility.

I believe it's inappropriate to stand on a soapbox and politicize about what party is the best for a company. It doesn't matter, like Aunt Peggy said. We need to deal with it and do our best and save the politicking for someone else.

Barry LaBov
President LaBov & Beyond Marketing Communications

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