Strategy for insecure businessmen

Yet more news from the Economist:

[BSkyB’s independent shareholders] were angry that Tony Ball, the departing boss, will get £10m ($17m) for agreeing not to work for competitors.

So that’s yet more evidence that “…the aim of business strategy is to move an enterprise away from perfect competition and in the direction of monopoly”.

Never believe anyone who tells you that all they want is “a level playing field”. It’s not true. They want it to tilt their way, and in some cases they are willing to pay handsomely to achieve it.