On Business & The Blues

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Art and thought have long been adversaries of convention. When practiced with intention, both can call into question the moral legitimacy of social and economic norms kept (largely) in place to preserve the comfort of a few. So often is business and the drive for profit responsible for perpetuating these norms—and engendering cultural homogenization—that the notion of “corporate responsibility” is easily and justifiably scoffed at. However, rare cases occur when a business—typically helmed by an exceptional individual—demonstrates an earnest commitment to social justice or the promotion of free thought. Anand Mahindra, and his 18B dollar multinational group Mahindra & Mahindra do both.

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