Enduring Value


Title: All Giza Pyramids in one shot

Original source: https://secure.flickr.com/photos/51035655291@N01/171610084/

Author: Ricardo Liberato

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10 thoughts on “Enduring Value”

  1. This is an interesting way to look at creating value. Often times people are blinded because the focus solely on short-term value, such as what happened at Enron. I like how you are using the Giza Pyramids to represent something that has maintained its value over hundreds of years.

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  2. Agree with Zack, it shows how careful planning can last way longer than a reactive or short term profit-maximization strategy. The pyramids are also the only wonder of the ancient world that still stand!

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  3. I clearly thought about similar themes as you when I made my post. I believe the most important decision criteria for value is long lasting impact.

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  4. This image, to me, conveys strength in a vision for the long term. I think the ability to construct something meaningful, and long lasting, is essential for value creation.

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  5. Zack, Andrew, Jack, Cameron- I didn’t specifically think of how value in the long-term is different when posting this but I do agree with your point. Thinking long-term (even beyond our current lifespan) wields to such as different course of action sometimes and can really change the course of the decision-making process in regards to a project.

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  6. Jordi- you raise a very good point. Before posting the image the same question popped in my mind and was bothering me. However, I’ve found a series of interesting articles, including this one from Harvard Magazine where Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass, archaeologists, argue that pyramids were not built by slaves, but by Egyptian laborers whose work was seen as incredibly honorable.

    http://www.ekt.bme.hu/CM-BSC-MSC/WhoBuiltThePyramids.pdf

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    1. Neat! Of course, what they meant by free labor versus slaves and we understand are different. THe famous Aesop was a greek “slave: in the sense that he was owned. But in many ancient societies, slaves lived reasonably good lives and were treasured for their skills as scribes and such. The SOuthern US slavery was a particularly brutal and industrialized version of slavery as those people were “just” raw labor in the industrialization of clothing.

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