Retired after a lifetime in public relations and public affairs, I now take a contrarian view of many of the profession’s practices, in the belief that society is worse off for them.
So, corporate social responsibility is nothing more than an extortion racket?
Engaging with groups that don't, you know, boil down society into a couple of core talking points doesn't provide enough ROI?
Those who question the practices of people like the author of this article through movements are disruptive rabble?
The impression David Weiner gives is that youth don't get it, diversity is bad, people seeking change are rabble, yet the people at the top are all about manipulation for financial gain.
These are his impressions after he's retired from a career of being and reinforcing all the things he finds distasteful. I'm sure he's financially secure, though, and who knows - he may be pulling the cynicism card just as a marketing ploy.
Either way, though, you have to feel bad for the guy. He doesn't know what he's missing out.
It's hard to see the big picture when you're solely focused on what life has to offer you.
There's a better way, a new paradigm emerging right now - hopefully, folk like Weiner aren't so jaded that they're incapable of seeing and being in this reality. It'd be a shame to leave them behind.