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Revenge Strategy, Wasting the power of your hate on the guiltless (L). Epilogue.

This is the last episode of our season “Revenge Strategy, wasting the power of your hate on the guiltless”. Tomorrow in many countries, Christmas celebrations will begin. At least, here in El Salvador, everyone is trying to buy the last ingredients to prepare Christmas Dinner, others are trying to sell their Christmas products and services, at the lowest possible cost, with the optimism to make some revenues for continuing spending on the family gifts. Christmas is a wild time of year for everyone on earth. We will celebrate JesusChrist’s birthday. Don´t forget it. I wish you a lovely week of reflections about Jesus´ life and how important it is to put him at the core of our businesses, government plans, and intimate heart desires.

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“Watching Hydrangeas”. An aquarelle practice by Eleonora Escalante, 2019. Painted on Moulin du Roy Watercolor paper, 300 GSM. Size 9″x 12″. Not for sale.

I wish to close this saga for once.  Sorry, I didn´t mean to take you for a 7 months long journey on it. It has been an extended one.  We have visited the following revenge strategies´examples:

  1.  Genghis Khan revenge against the Kwarezmid Empire
  2.  The Anglo-Dutch Wars (1652–1784)
  3.  The Opium Wars (1839–1860)
  4.  The Banana Wars (1898–1934)
  5.  The Boston Tea Party Conflict (1773)
  6.  WWII. Germany´s second world war led by Adolf Hitler (1939-1945), included the Pearl Harbor Revenge
  7.  Smooth–Hawley Tariff Act (1930), a United States Act implementing protectionist trade policies
  8.  Anglo-Irish Trade War (1932–1938)
  9.  Trade war over genetically modified food (2010–2011)
  10.  The US-China Trade War (Actual)

We sensed each of these exemplary revenge situations with plenty of details, reflections, strategic analysis, empowering brain workouts, and many many delicious and tender data.  I have to recognize, that the presence of some mistakes may have befallen too.

Strategists can make mistakes if the sources of information utilized to understand each of the last cases were at least a bit mildly wrong or completely incongruous. I tried to cross-check with several website informants (other blogs, e-bibliotheques, authors literature, books, journals, and several government sources) but if I slipped on a mistake, I beg your forgiveness. On my next saga, I will do it better. Every publication is an occasion to share and to learn. If  I did some blunders I beg for your pardon.

The big conclusion of this saga: Regardless of the culture, the nations, the leaders, the products involved in economic wars, the timing (history period), or the motives; each revenge strategy example we visited is a treasure of lessons for our future. Some of my strong critics have told me that I am too negative in relation to the future. No. I am not. I have repeatedly told you that I have always been a “state of the art” persona. I always look for the most futuristic manners to do things, and I have always treasured new technologies. But we are out of balance with technology. And we need to pause, or at least slowdown. Through these sagas, I have prioritized the big picture. I have given the right emphasis to the bottom of the pyramid people’s benefits. If we wish democracy to survive, we must make the majorities needs and wants first,  before the economics-financial or trade data. I also hope you have learned that with me.

Revenge strategies are never adequate. No one wins by using them. What is worst is that the innocent little ones (those who have nothing to do with the issues) end up paying the price of the contenders, or the directly involved bigger ones. The guiltless ingenuousness and pureness are disordered, by the economic interests of those who start revenge strategies.

In the case of the global Value Chain model, it is urgent to be fixed at the core of their functioning. It is not going to be easy, but every single component of the global value chains must be evaluated from the point of view of people who work at the bottom of all the companies involved. If they are still paid less than 300 dollars per month, and the power purchase of their salaries is simply not enough, then the global efficient and productive value chain model is not remedying poverty.  A global value chain that provides an infrahuman salary wage for the bottom line population is not a good business model. Poverty reduction goes beyond affording the basics of subsistence, as mediocre food and paying rent in a scanty shelter. Global Value Chains require to improve people´s quality of life for their integral wellbeing.

Thank you so much for your time to read my articles during 2019. At Eleonora Escalante Strategy, we are now more than 6,500 readers. It is amazing. And each of you is vastly treasured. You are the reason for my daily efforts. Each of you is a little seed that represents a miracle for goodness in your own endeavors. I deeply care for you very much. In Spanish: Gracias por su presencia para este blog durante este 2019. Mil gracias.

I will stop here. You must be now tired of revenge strategies. So do I. I have to bake a Christmas Cake for tomorrow.  Eleonora Escalante Strategy will be on annual vacations for the next  15 days (From Tuesday 24th of December 2019 to Tuesday 7th of January 2020 (included)).  We will start a new saga on Wednesday January 8th of next year:  “Losing our brains with disrupting technologies”. This saga will be disclosed for Winter-Spring 2020. It will be a crispy short epic. A fresh thoughtful and studious season of articles designed to counterbalance our tech roller-coaster insanity. As usual, await the unexpected.

Again, thank you so much.dongfeng




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