Gerald A. Klingbeil

Associate Editor, Adventist Review

​We Matter

Size matters, we are told. One big company taking over another big company (just think Staples acquiring Office Depot) results in a huge company that, according to common M.B.A. wisdom, will lead to significant cost synergies and corporate streamlining. That’s the theory. We all remember what happened when huge companies and banks—“too big to fail”—started to crumble in 2008. The scars of this financial meltdown can still be seen (and felt) today.

Here is another facet of “size matters”: You are one of roughly 7.2 billion people (give or take a couple million) living on this planet. Seven billion is a large number; some of us get …

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