At the end of a presentation on criminal justice reform at a recent Big Brothers Big Sisters event in Wichita, a woman stood up and asked Mark Holden, general counsel and senior vice president at Koch Industries, “How will these laws benefit Koch?” according to Holden.
Charles Koch never got that call from President Obama that he once thought he'd get. But his sometime critic is now allied with Koch in pondering changes to a criminal justice system that sometimes needlessly damages lives and our economy. (Bo Rader/Kansas.com) (Oct. 30, 2015)
John Cleese and his comedy troupe friends have made Charles Koch not only laugh but think harder about how to run a $100 billion company. Monty Python films teach us how people can ruin lives and businesses with faulty mental models, he says. Reality-based thinking in contrast can enrich our lives. (Bo Rader/Kansas.com) (Oct. 30, 2015)
Maybe, but it won't please those seeking a political book. He believes he can enrich people's lives more by explaining how his practical business ideas transformed Koch into a $100 billion company. (Bo Rader/Kansas.com) (Oct. 30, 2015)
The way to create a successful and lasting business it to increase value for others rather than acquire profits for yourself, Charles Koch says. No one wants to pay you anything unless you offer them something that will improve their lives. (Bo Rader/Kansas.com) (Oct. 30, 2015)
Corporate welfare makes up about 25 percent of the annual U.S. tax code, a huge subsidy that not only supports some corporations over others but distorts the economy, and creates "welfare for the wealthy," Charles Koch said. (Bo Rader/Kansas.com) (Oct. 30, 2015)
No job no matter how small is a dead-end job, Koch says. Flipping burgers if you apply diligence and learn to work with others can lead you to become an assistant manager, and then more. People learn by working together. (Bo Rader/Kansas.com) (Oct. 30, 2015)