Wiki Questions

Two aspects of the WikiLeaks story are interesting to watch as it unfolds.

The first is the source of the material.  There is always someone within any organization that has an axe to grind about something.  The mere existence of WikiLeaks and easy access to the web provides an avenue for those to act out.  To date most of the sensitive material relates to international relations and has presumably involved government employees at some level.  How long will it be before corporate information finds its way there too?

The second is the response by the business community.  Recently, Visa, MasterCard and PayPal have cut off the ability of WikiLeaks to solicit donations for their site.  In this day of incessant calls for transparency it is interesting to ponder what constitutes the tipping point of social responsibility for a major corporation to implement such a move.

The WikiLeaks argument is the the world has the right to know about the information being leaked.  The more pertinent question is whether the world needs to know.

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About Mike

Mike has been an executive in the biotechnology industry for the past 20 years. Mike is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, earning Bachelors degrees in Business Economics and Geography. Mike also earned his MBA in Finance from California State University, Fresno. Mike is married to the mother of his 3 children and currently lives outside of Boulder, CO. In his spare time Mike enjoys hiking, fishing, skiing, reading and coaching basketball.
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