MBAs Can Learn a Lot from the NBA & the J&Js should be Nervous
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for President! (I kid, sort of). Seriously, we could all learn something from the swift removal, lifetime ban and over $2 million dollar fine imposed on Donald Sterling owner of the LA Clippers who is now being forced out because he was audio taped making racist comments.
Why was this able to happen so quickly? Easy the government or court system weren’t involved and the court of public opinion was involved. The players used former player and Mayor of Sacramento, Kevin Johnson as a liaison with the NBA and other owners. If the NBA didn’t come down hard on the serial racist Sterling and remove him they ran the risk of damaging their own image, player boycotts, and loss of millions in profits.
Big Business and Big Government could learn something from the NBAs swift justice. Maybe we should start enlisting the court of public opinion regarding the medical mesh trials and start putting lifetime bans on the CEOs responsible for child deaths and putting shareholders and profits before patients. Johnson & Johnson and Alex Gorsky better pray the likes of NBA Commissioner Silver’s swift and fair actions never hit the courtrooms or the DOJ! And we should think about doing something similar for politicians as well.
J&J and the Destroyed Records in Vaginal Mesh Cases At the time, current J&J CEO Alex Gorsky was the head of the Ethicon Subsidiary responsible for the vaginal mesh implants.