Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Now is a time for moral courage among America's CEOs. Do they have the will to speak out against the White House travel ban or will they duck the issue? It is not a simple case for them. They are beholden to boards and shareholders who might not like to see them taking a public position. The issue might not affect them and their companies directly. They might fear an impact on their customer base if they put a stake in the ground. One can't blame those who remain silent because they don't see it as part of their job to call out President Trump. On the other hand, one should admire those who have made a case for getting rid of the travel ban whether it directly affects them or not. It is easier to remain silent. But, silence is not what is needed at this time.