India is not altruistic

2014-02-10 14:47
BCCI (File)
Of course India is not being altruistic. And of course they are being greedy. Where you err is in believing that altruism is required and that greed is entirely negative. Neither is true. If businesses and businessmen weren't greedy, the economy wouldn't grow. We wouldn't benefit from faster, newer, smarter products. If you take away the financial incentive, a huge chunk of human endeavour falters.

Worst of all, you (and many others) are making assumptions based on misunderstanding of how business works. I find it quite ironic that Saffies are saying things like "let India, England and Australia only play each other, we'll see how quickly they get bored with it". Am I right in thinking that you believe you're smart enough to figure that out - but that hardened and vastly experienced businessmen like Giles Clarke, Wally Edwards and N. Srinivasan aren't? I think that they might have an answer for you: "if you're the one with the brains, why am I the one with the money?"

In all sports competing for market share, there is a truism that competition must be grown. This is why the NFL accepts new franchises, why Bernie Ecclestone is forever adding new GP to the schedule, why the Tri-Nations accepted Arg and expanded to the Rugby Champ, why the Champs League has broadened from its original and simple knockout format. Yet you think the Big Three will head in the opposite direction, of shrinking competition? How long do you think they've been in business, five minutes?


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