Call & e-mails are coming in, and Bill Bruford is visiting tomorrow, with concerns over The Sad Event. The change in DGM's condition, from that of about-to-be-moving-on to that of being-arrived-at-having-moved-on, is not sad at all. It is a triumph, resurrection, rebirth, a Wonderful & Joyous Event.
16.03 An e-mail has arrived for David Singleton from a character whose ongoing correspondence with us has been reliably hostile. Today's letter is friendly and open, commiserating with what he perceives as the collapse of DGM. Why should his only friendly & open letter be in response to our (presumed) failure?
17.31 David of The Rosenbergs has been on the telephone, disassociating himself from Evan's comments. This for soon-posting to the shell DGM site?
DGM Business Aims.
May we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.
DGM is a business structure & vehicle for the projects of Robert Fripp, David Singleton & The Vicar, trading under precepts of the ethical company. These projects include King Crimson, the ProjeKcts, Soundscapes, Ton Prob & The Vicar Chronicles.
The Ethical Company
Recognisable features of the ethical company, in the literature and discussion of business ethics, involve these attributes:
Recognisable features of a company whose base is ethically challenged are these:
use of threats,
unkindness to employees,
a widespread use of gagging orders,
an inequitable distribution of company income.
A company which would rather conduct its business:
verbally (particularly with regard to disputed issues) instead of committing its views to writing;
commonly resorts to litigation, or employs the frequent threat of such; employs gagging clauses as standard policy;
pays its directors highly disproportionate sums in comparison with its employees;
this company is suspect and should be avoided wherever possible.
It is a sad commentary on current business and public life that this needs to be written, or debated.
transparency + straightforwardness=honesty
accountability + owning-up=responsibility
distributive justice + fairness=equity
The Four Pillars of The Ethical Company
DGM HQ, Wiltshire, England;
Monday 8th. April, 2002.