Ahhh, Transactional Karma… it sits at the intersection of transactional behavior and karma. It is the spot where the universe catches up to your short-term selfishness. Transactional Karma is the weight of all the discarded bodies you stepped on, on your way to climbing the ladder of backslapping success. The kind of success a bug has when it takes flight right before it hits the 65 MPH Mack Truck Windshield of life. It is how you get from here to SPLAT.
Transactional karma stabs the backstabbers in the eye. It occurs when you’ve left behind so many used and abused husks of humanity that you must begin to recycle them because they just might be able to help you in the next 15 minutes… and they’re not willing to play the fool again.
Transactional karma is the documented institutional record of all the partners you’ve burned, the investors you’ve cheated, the contracts you’ve breached, the boasts made by your ego that your ethics and ability were unable to fulfill.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. – Groucho Marx
and that will work for about 15 minutes – Author
Transactional Karma is proof that PR can only be a proxy for integrity until there is a mismatch between the press release and the historical record. Transactional Karma is your mother rooting for the other team. Transactional Karma is the realization that the olive branch offered today will catch fire once one served your short-term need.
Transactional Karma is being alone in a room, with no one else around and no one in the room you respect.
If you burned all bridges behind you and hit a dead end, you know this, or you’re starting to find out.
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