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Real Life Vigilante: Dan Price, The Robin Hood of CEOs

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posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 05:35 PM
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Hello fellow ATSers! This Real Life Vigilante is my new personal hero: Dan Price, the CEO of the credit-card processing firm Gravity Payments, just raised the minimum wage within his own company to $70K and taking a huge pay cut. He’s the “Robin Hood of CEOs,” as the Governor calls him. Price joins me to discuss what inspired him to make this bold move.



Should more executives do the same? Let me know what you think!




posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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I think any president has little to no power, if you're looking at the big picture. This is a very small company. And if the name 'Dan Price' was on the US presidential ballot, i'd vote for him. If i cared to vote.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 06:53 PM
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I read about this amazing man a few weeks ago, thanks for giving him the coverage that he deserves, Jesse. I think that he is MORE than deserving of personal hero status.

To recognize that his company's wealth directly comes from those under his employ, and to understand the joy experienced, in seeing that the well-being of all FAR outweighs the well-being of one, makes him someone that I too, am proud to share this planet with.

People have the choice every day to vote with their dollars - and THIS company is one that ought to be supported. Well done Dan Price! I cannot say enough good things about your mindset and understanding of the direction truly needed for this world.

Wal-Mart take note - you can't spend it all in this or several lifetimes.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: JesseVentura

Hi, Jesse. I remember watching you wrestle on TV when I was a kid. I hope that doesn't make you feel old.
Anyway, when I think of the term "minimum wage" it sounds like it should be the minimum wage one needs in order to make ends meet. Sadly, it's not the case. Instead, it's the minimum companies can pay you. I had a job once where they even said not to expect to be able to live on their wages. They then made it difficult for employees to get a second job so they could make ends meet. I think it needs to change.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 08:49 PM
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Thank You for posting this !


Where do I sign up for employment with this company ?

edit on 27-4-2015 by Kapusta because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 09:17 PM
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The myth is that people do not do things for free and that is why capitalism is so great because it give us the incentive to create the things we need. I think we have seen over and over that people do great things because they want to, because they understood it and wanted to share it.

I remember a company in Germany I think, where the workers were the share holders and voted on board members and executive positions.

This type of reform really excites me.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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originally posted by: MoonBlossom
I read about this amazing man a few weeks ago, thanks for giving him the coverage that he deserves, Jesse. I think that he is MORE than deserving of personal hero status.

To recognize that his company's wealth directly comes from those under his employ, and to understand the joy experienced, in seeing that the well-being of all FAR outweighs the well-being of one, makes him someone that I too, am proud to share this planet with.

People have the choice every day to vote with their dollars - and THIS company is one that ought to be supported. Well done Dan Price! I cannot say enough good things about your mindset and understanding of the direction truly needed for this world.

Wal-Mart take note - you can't spend it all in this or several lifetimes.


I think there is more to Walmart than just being stooges. Their expansion was timed perfectly with China being accepted into the world Trade organization. Walmart was an established conduit to flood the market with goods that undercut anything made in the US. Walmart did it so big every retailer had to follow or sink.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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Heaps of respect for this guy. If all capitalists thought like this then the world wouldn't be so f#d.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 11:18 PM
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Do not question whether or not this thread has the credibility to be sponsored on the front page. Have a nice day



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 11:54 PM
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I place a quadrigazilion $ bet his company does very well

If it doesn't then we need to segway this country into a socialistic structure.

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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 09:03 AM
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Different generation different ideas maybe awareness comes with a lack of greed



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:57 PM
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I still think the better model was back in the day, when you worked for a company you were proud of, had a pension to look forward to (and work for), and didn't have to jump companies every few years like the current business environment.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 02:55 PM
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I applaud this guy if only there were more like him, a public company could never do this.
Capitalism has failed collectively, but this person shows how it could succeed.
Greed is bad for civilization.
Greed with captilsim rule the day with corpratcracy.

In my line of work I have worked for VP's that make 10 times what I make, but know nothing, literally.
They had a strong interview and references that's it. They actually harm the business and company moral with their stupidity.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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Great comment. I know it is, I respect and tip my hat to Mr. Price. If he's a leader of that generation, I have a lot of hope for that generation.


originally posted by: phyllida
Different generation different ideas maybe awareness comes with a lack of greed



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