It is hard to trust a person when they are not a person... This came across my twitter feed and I thought I should share it with all of you. OCI is a project by Union Square Ventures. Looks like they are trying to set the record straight on companies and their trust worthiness.
In March, they are having a conference in SF...
About the Initiative
The Open Company Initiative (OCI) is a group of companies committed to maximizing operational transparency and openness as a defining element in how we create value.
Trust is the foundation of the economy. The law establishes a minimum baseline of trustworthiness, and the status quo for companies is to operate near this baseline. How much more productive would our economy be if instead we worked together to maximize trust?
We envision a world in which companies are generally trustworthy. We believe that the winning companies of the future will be those that proactively maximize trust, going above and beyond the letter of the law to cultivate relationships of trust with customers, stakeholders, and society as a whole. We believe that genuine, unforced corporate transparency and openness is the best way to earn trust.
We who belong to the Open Company Initiative pledge to maximize operational transparency and openness as a defining element in how we create value.
-- Sent from my Apple Newton