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“It’s Just Business”

Written By: Lauren Howard

I hate the phrase “It’s just business.” 

It’s a cop-out. 

Anyone who tells you that business is unemotional and not personal wants to absolve themselves from guilt for screwing someone else over. 

It’s unemotional for them because they choose to not feel bad. 

It’s an excuse that makes it okay to do the wrong thing by humans. 

It’s never “just business” when people get harmed. 

Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to pass off the emotional labor of whatever crummy thing they’re about to do. 

It's never "just business."


Founder & CEO at elletwo


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