|Mon July 25 2016 11:06:16|
Should Online Sellers Weigh in on Presidential Politics?
By: Ina Steiner
Tech leaders can fall into the same patterns of celebrities - case in point, do you really care about their views on politics, religion, the environment, etc.?
Nevertheless, there's nothing like politics to inspire people to speak out publicly. Recently the digerati have spoken out about their views on the US presidential race. Geekwire
reported on an open letter published on Medium against one of the candidates - it was signed by founders and executives of tech companies including eBay, Google, and StubHub.
Likewise, former PayPal executive and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel took an opposite position and gave a speech
at one of the major parties' conventions to endorse the candidate.
Combining your passion with a business can often be the key to success. Think of the collector or artisan who turned their love into an ecommerce business.
But unless you have incorporated your passionate views on issues into your business, can making political statements turnoff your customers? Do you have any real-life examples, and if so, how did it work out for you (as the seller or as the shopper)?
What's your stance on mixing politics and business?