Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-357-9.ch001


One cannot help but admire the accomplishments achieved by organizations over the years, and their impact on society in general. While some may argue that we have become too urbanized and materialistic, it is undeniable that today most of us can buy many more goods and services than our great grandparents could (at a lower price relative to inflation), which seems to make our life easier and more comfortable. Of course, that makes us more prone to buy things that we don’t need, and feel unhappy about the results. But that is not the fault of progress; we should blame our inability to deal with progress.

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