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Enter The Flying Monkeys

Enter The Flying Monkeys


Johnson & Johnson CEO, Alex Gorsky, is quoted as saying:

“You don’t have to get it 100% right. When you get it 60%, go! Any more time that you spend trying to figure it out, you’re going to lose in the speed that you’re missing out on.”

Mr. Gorsky,  were the 31 children who died while taking Risperdal, while you were VP of Marketing and President of Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary) just a speed bump because you ‘couldn’t miss out?’  Those families are missing out on those children, graduating college, getting married or ever having families’ of their own.

The Sociopathic Business Model ™ maintains, the unethical and illegal behavior is not only encouraged, it is replicated and rewarded.  Mr. Gorsky avoided testifying during the Risperdal trial because he was ‘too high up the food chain,’ Johnson & Johnson attorney’s maintained and a judge agreed with the attorneys. Mr. Gorsky’s career spanned 15 years with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and wasn’t made to testify?  Mr. Gorsky was promoted to Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson World Wide during this time.

Judges shouldn’t be taking company paid for mouth piece attorney’s words for who is ‘too high up the food chain,’ and ask reps and middle managers if the VP of Marketing or President of the company was ‘too high up the food chain.’

It is up to each individual who reads this to determine if evidence supports or negates The Sociopathic Business Model ™ as it applies to individual corporations. However, The Department of Justice did fine Janssen Pharmaceuticals $2.2 billion for off  label promotion and kickbacks of Risperdal.

I’ve previously worked in pharmaceutical sales and medical device sales for 15 years and have yet come across a VP of Marketing or President of any company in the industry who was ‘too high up the food chain.’ In fact, that’s where the information, along with other executives, is created and disseminated to middle managers to dispense to the rest of the salesforce.  I did not work for Janssen Pharmaceuticals but did work for a division of Johnson & Johnson.

Alex Gorsky as the Tin Man final

Gray Pruden as the  Scarecrow final

Bridget Ross as Dorothy final

Paving the Way for Others to Follow them Down the Yellow Brick Road

The arrogance behind the cavalier quote from Mr. Gorsky and his promotions within Johnson & Johnson send a dangerous message for others to replicate the formula for great reward.  It has been said in business that a fish rots from the head down.  Johnson & Johnson’s promotion of Alex Gorsky has caused a catastrophic precedent that is being encouraged, replicated and rewarded, even if illegal, especially if illegal.  Enter the ‘Flying Monkeys’, who in this story, look at the Tin Man, Lion and Dorothy’s career as encouragement to replicate the same unethical and illegal behavior for great reward.

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