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SyneRyder · 2016-01-17 · Original thread
Short answer is "no".

There are so many companies out there that you've probably never heard of, that might be smaller scale but still doing really well for their owners & employees, and don't resort to unethical tactics. There are businesses where competitors actually collaborate and help each other & are friends with each other.

Focus on yourself. Do your own thing, follow your own path. If you don't like a tactic, don't use it.

You should check out Derek Sivers' book "Anything You Want", about the philosophies behind his business CD Baby. I bet you'll really enjoy it & find a kindred spirit in his approach. [1]

You might also look at "Ben & Jerry's Double Dip", "Business As Unusual" by Anita Roddick, "Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar Inc", and "Banker To The Poor" by Muhammad Yunus. But if you only choose one book, go with Derek's "Anything You Want" book.

[1] http://amzn.to/1n5bylg

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