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This Element is an excerpt from Capitalism at the Crossroads: Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World, 3rd Edition (0137042329) by Stuart L. Hart. Available in print and digital formats.
How business can offer a compelling, persuasive alternative to extremist ideologies and terrorism: a vision of hope, mutual respect, and opportunity.
Terrorist leaders know that special circumstances are required to attract the large numbers of people needed to effectively advance and support the cause. Most people are not born to be suicide bombers. It takes a lifetime of neglect, despair, dashed hopes, thwarted opportunities, or worse–intimidation, exploitation, and humiliation–to drive most people to such extremes....