Since time immemorial, the functioning impetus of every business venture has been to sell a series of services and material commodities for the purposes of attaining several consistent revenue yields – which are subsequently translated into profits with the deduction of all production & delivery expenses (overheads). Modernity, with its systematic consolidation of free market capitalism as the allegedly ‘best’ mode of economic administration and distribution, only sought to entrench this fundamental commercial principle further within the lives of ordinary people – a trend that may be analyzed in full through a Spectrum Packages Internet subscription.
But the post-enlightenment societal reformations (with the bulk of these advances accrued inside the initially Eurocentric western world, and subsequently exported from there to the east) also brought with them their fair share of deplorable business practices – many of which continue to be implemented within official circles to this day.
These include such deplorable practices as:
- Price monopolization/fixing & dumping (once regularly engaged in by the Chinese),
- The sale of illicit health substances in the black market (for instantaneous profits),
- Arms manufacture and civilian ‘gun enfranchisement’ (an issue of particular concern inside the U.S),
- Account auditing discrepancies (to hide certain revenue streams through the employment of misleading statistics/reports),
- Outright instances of commercial blackmail (which are oftentimes pursued in elaborate public lawsuits once uncovered).
All businesses aim to grow both vertically (inside their own industrial niches) as well as horizontally (traversing through other product/service domains), in an effort to become the dominant commercial players within their targeted consumer populations.
Based on this consideration, and on account of the difficulty that is oftentimes experienced when trying to expand one’s commercial interests by adhering strictly to legal & standardized norms of procedure, it is not hard to understand why some key organizational officials (including a certain faction of the venerated ‘higher ups’ who operate from behind the curtain) may choose to resort to such inglorious practices from time to time.
In order to catch business officials red-handed in the act of carrying out a dirty business tactic, it first becomes important to understand how they operate. Every industrial setting has its own working dynamics. These can be exploited in a number of ingenious ways by individuals who have no qualms about compromising on their integrity for a quick dollar. It is sometimes argued, in both lay and professional management circles, that all people tend to eventually find an unspoken work-ease balance in their careers. According to this self-adopted working agreement, they only bother to satisfy their everyday working requirements – so everything looks good on paper.
Every business is interested in gaining as large a share of the consumer marketplace as possible. With that said, few are eager to launch a product that definitively cancels the need for making any further purchases. For this reason, many companies manufacture their products with intrinsic hardware ‘glitches’. These willful flaws cause them to become redundant and obsolete after a certain period of time has elapsed. This timeframe, furthermore, usually corresponds with the launch of a newer model of the same product line. Apple’s example is sufficient to illustrate this point in a real-world context. The recent launch of the company’s wildly popular iPhone 11 and X devices was accompanied by widespread reports of the noticeably reduced battery times of older iPhone models.
Similar to the shady tactic discussed above, this strategy sees companies making product manufacturing decisions that make them prone to repairs work after a certain time-period elapses. In addition to introducing noticeable hardware defects in this manner, the same commercial entities attempt to dissuade third-party repairers (through both legal & informal coercive measures) from carrying out remedial work on their malfunctioning products. It need not be said that many companies, including Apple, have been repeatedly found to be involved in this conscious malpractice.