Mini-Microsoft Cutting Room Floor

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Enough on the Giving - New comment on Time Travel Around the Windstorm

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Time Travel Around the Windstorm":

Microsoft does lots of things for "good will," and because it's "the right thing to do" that don't increase our bottom line directly on any way.

Microsoft, like many large corporations, give not because it is "the right thing to do", but because if they didn't the public would notice. Why else would you so heavily advertise your generous giving as we do. TRUE giving doesn't include tooting your own horn about it. No, big corporation that give and advertise that fact... they do it for a reason and it's not "the right thing to do", it is "the smart business decision to look like a 'giving' company similar to peers, and the huge tax advantages and political capital reasons to mention a few." Get real, true good will = anonymous giving.

(Alright, this is not going in a productive direction. Putting the CRF brakes on.)


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