Our pursuit of the Amazon HQ2 has direct parallels with Melanesian cargo cults after World War II.
Obviously we all get why Dallas and other cities are genuflecting before the great god Amazon, devourer of all retail. Every city hopes devoutly that Amazon will deign to make it the home of its second headquarters, which, if you don’t mind my pointing out, is an oxymoron. Companies are like people. They either have only one head or they’re in the circus.
Whatever. I’m like anybody else and would like to see my city win. Just because. If the last brick of […] Read more
BOSTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Santander US announced that the Company and its businesses have taken proactive steps to assist customers affected by Hurricane Harvey. Santander US has pledged a total of $100,000 to local charitable organizations assisting with disaster relief, including $75,000 to the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and $25,000 to the American Red Cross. The Company also increased its level of employee matching contributions to non-profit organizations aiding in the relief efforts and activated assistance programs to help affected customers living in disaster zip codes identified by FEMA.
“Our hearts go out to […] Read more