What if Mubarak was a Company with a Product Crisis?
If you don't know what's going on in Egypt then you must be hiding under a rock or just ignoring the media all together. To sum it up, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak wasn't a fan favorite. His countrymen wanted him out. They wanted new leadership in place. It looks like a partial transition is taking place, sort of.
Regardless of the political maneuvering and the drama that's playing out in the media between Mubarak, his people and other countries, let's think for a moment of Mubarak was a company.
Say, for example, Company ABC sold widgets. These widgets worked for a long time. They served a purpose and a need for consumers. For years, consumers continued to buy these widgets without fail and for the most part, supported them.
One day however, the widgets just stopped doing what they were supposed to do. There were flaws, mishaps and the like that caused consumers to complain.
Consumers took to Twitter, Facebook, Blogs and the media to voice their issues with these widgets. They threatened never to buy these widgets ever again if the company didn't fix them.
Rather than fix the widgets, however, Company ABC decides that their is nothing wrong with their product and they are going to continue producing them regardless of what their customers say.
Do you think for a moment that the company would stay in business? How long would it take for the company to halt widget production and go chapter 11? Believe me, it wouldn't be long.
This is why I find this Egypt situation and other areas of political unrest somewhat comical. Why do people of power stay in office when the voters have the power?
Change happens, but in the political world, it doesn't happen fast enough mostly because politicians are a protected species, unless they are sending booty call pictures of themselves to female companions or are on the take and get caught.