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The Greatest Motivating Factors

  • Date Submitted: 02/27/2012 07:41 PM
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Greatest Motivating Factor
Whenever we hear the word "greed", what comes to mind is a negative image of wanting more than is necessary. Although that may be true in other cases, from a business standpoint, greed is good. Whether we realize it or not, greed actually serves as an incentive that motivates people to excel in what they do. "Greed, for the lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind". This quote from the movie Wall Street, explains it all. As a matter of fact, without greed, our society and lives wouldn’t work the same way as they do now.
Money is by far one of the largest motivators in the world. This is what leads to competition and success. The reason behind being greedy of money is to be able to progress in an adequate manner. Without this, social and political breakthroughs would progress at a very slow rate and the world we know today would never be as advanced as it is now. In fact, nearly all technological innovations were made because people wanted money and were greedy about it. For the most part, if it wasn't for money, then many inventions may not have ever been thought of. For example, if Henry Ford hadn’t been thinking about the amount of profit he was to gain, he would have never created the Ford a   uto company. If he hadn’t started manufacturing cars, then there would have still been horses and carriages on the road today. The same thing works for Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. They must have definitely put thought into how much money they were going to make when they decided to release their computer softwares. If both men did not have any greed, then most probably, Microsoft and Apple would have never been introduced to the public.
Greed is also the basis of an economy. When people decide to work, they are greedy for the...


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