You might have seen our new Pipeliner CRM mission statement, which goes along with our new sales model, popping up here and there. I’m very excited about it. It reads:
“We offer a way to peaceful, prosperous life!
Today it seems like humans and technology have become combined or even equal.
As a CRM vendor, we believe that technology should, however, serve as a vehicle for all people in the world to responsibly seek independence, freedom and wealth.
It is clear that without technology, no one can participate in a global economy, and this is the reason we want to reach as many people as possible. If you are a sales rep, a manager, or an organization, our mission is to put people first and promote prosperity. We do this through sales because sales has the power to produce wealth and create peace.
Join us on our journey!”
Here is what this means, in greater detail.
Today it’s very evident that the world is becoming very unequal, and at a rapid rate. There’s a new statistic that shows that world hunger is on a steep rise. Prior to 2015, it was on the decline, but since that time it’s been growing again. Millions are starving all over the world.
Tensions between nations have also grown—in Turkey and Yemen, for example.
Then we have the biggest movement of population the planet has ever seen—people moving from one country to another or others. When I was in school, I studied population movements during Medieval times, and was amazed at how rapidly they occurred—the Gauls as they moved toward Rome, and Attila the Hun leading his thousands of troops across Asia. But today’s movements totally eclipse that.
The Goal of Peace
What is the goal of people in such a mass movement? A better life. And what is the substance of a better life? At the end of the day, I truly believe people want peace. Who wants to live in war?
Peace is central to a happy existence. A person wants to raise their children in an environment where they can prosper and live a peaceful life.
In our small way, this is what we at Pipeliner are trying to bring to the world. This is because I think that a peaceful, prosperous life is what people want—for their children, spouses, grandchildren, and descendants.
I’m certainly not the only person to put such an idea forward. New Zealand has actually replaced their GDP with a metric which instead measures happiness and well-being. Prior to that, the Kingdom of Bhutan adopted a Gross National Happiness Index in 2008.
Where Does Technology Fit In?
We know that today, humans and technology are combining. In Sweden, people are swarming to have microchips implanted under their skin, containing financial and medical data, for the sake of convenience. I, along with many others, predicted this occurrence many years ago.
There are others who seem to think that technology should eventually take over and eliminate the need for humans, simply because humans are prone to error and technology is not.
While it’s true that at Pipeliner we’re just a CRM developer—we’re not Google or IBM—we do have a big vision, and believe that technology should only be a vehicle in the future. We see technology as a support for humans who responsibly seek independence and freedom to create peaceful, prosperous lives.
Technology on an equal footing with humans will not work. Technology is cold; there is no empathy or compassion. It has no understanding—you’re either wrong or you’re right. When you’re dealing with millions of people, you can’t possibly function with such simplistic methodology.
Our World View
At the same time, though, we cannot exist without technology, especially if we want to function on a global level. At Pipeliner, we want to reach as many people as possible around the world and provide our concept of technology as a vehicle for freedom and wealth.
How do we do that? We’ve created a software solution, Pipeliner CRM, around which people can build businesses. Our primary mission is to put people first and to promote prosperity.
An Urgent Mission
I honestly think that if we don’t take action to help empower people to some degree economically around the world, we’ll be faced with some major issues. Here are 3 major reasons why I feel this way.
1. Prior to the internet, people didn’t have much understanding of what happens in other countries. They had no insight, and other than some photographs in magazines, and could only assume. Today, thanks to our highly interconnected world, someone can zoom right in on a billionaire’s lake-sized swimming pool and on their giant mansion.
There is a very important author named Hans Jonas who, back in 1985, published a book entitled The Imperative of Responsibility. In this book, Jonas predicted that people would not comprehend what it really means when millions of people migrate from Africa to Europe, to take what they believe they deserve. That was many years ago, and Jonas’s words are now coming to pass.
This ability to fully view lives in other countries is as much of a trap as it is a blessing. The trap is that people who live in poverty decide to go en-masse to another country they perceive as rich. They make a decision that if 2 million go to this country, maybe 1 million will die in the attempt, but the other million will live better lives.
If we don’t find ways to empower the lives of people in countries with reduced economies, so that they might happily remain where they are, this situation will only get worse.
2. Since the 1950s, tourism infrastructure has sprung up all over the world. Every year, there are some 2 billion people—25 percent of the world’s population—engaged in travel. Everyone wants to see the sights!
In many beautiful areas around the world, we’ve created amazing resorts. But some of them are right next door to horribly abject poverty, from which they draw their employees. The locals are needed to work there, but they’re not earning enough money to have a better life. They come to work each day in a spectacular environment, and at the end of the day return home to poverty.
A degree of economic equality needs to be brought to these areas, too.
3. If you examine world population statistics, areas which are generally more affluent are declining in birth rates, while other, more impoverished areas have birth rates that are rapidly rising. Just in a mechanical sense the impoverished areas will overtake the planet if we don’t adapt a business approach which brings some financial success to them as well.
Solving these issues is the reason Pipeliner is creating a different business approach with our new model. We’re helping others throughout the world, when they participate in our program, build businesses and prosper. We’re offering a great opportunity—we’re not simply paying 5 percent commissions, but 50 percent. We want them to have a good life, too. In the end this will assist in the creation of middle classes in many places where they don’t exist.
That is our journey—and we welcome you to take it with us!