There’s A Lot Of Money In Keeping People Ignorant

Wow, that is a powerful statement – and absolutely correct.

I just read an article in the April 2012 issue of Fast Company {one of my favorite magazines by the way} titled “Tigo Helps Remittances Go Mobile” {Link: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/164/tigo-mobile-banking}.

Besides the very cool technology this company is implementing, this quote really grabbed me: 

“… there’s a lot of money in keeping people ignorant.” – Dilip Ratha, of the World Bank

As a proponent of the free enterprise system, this comment is right on point. The story gives a fantastic picture of how market forces can work in a very positive manner to catalyze change. Read it and let me know your thoughts.

My belief and takeaway is that there is far more opportunity in keeping people educated, informed, and most importantly, able to ACT ON THAT KNOWLEDGE. Since there is no power in knowledge, only in the application of knowledge.

As many in government and power seek to make decisions for people and keep them ignorant, I work to empower others through applying their knowledge. Won’t you join me?

About Mark Deutsch

Small Business Sales & Marketing Expert | Best Selling Author | Speaker | Trainer | Disruptive Idea Creator
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