I wrote an entry about a national geographic series on hutterites yesterday and thought that folks interested in the subject might want to read some commentary by people who are facing hutterites as business competitors.
Personally, I think that they're fearsome competitors. Apparently so do many Canadian firms who have them compete for projects and contracts.
You'll find an article about it here, but the real meat-and-potatoes information is in the comment section.
you seem to be so concerned about improving your profits why would you
go and tell everybody that your competitor sells better products for
less money than you can. and also why don't you try the hutterite model
in your company. Everybody works for a common good, the wealth is
shared among all the employees, not just for personal gain of the owner,
and everybody will be well taken care of. People will be provided with a
home, transportation and food, what more do you need "
"...Every year they gain a bit more market share and they gain a bigger customer base,"
they are perfectly "free" to leave with absolutely no strings attached!
Except that they haven't paid in to EI or CPP all their lives so they
aren't entitled to Canada pension or EI if they are out of a job. And
I'm pretty sure (correct me if I'm wrong) they can't liquidate their
share of the property when they leave so they're broke too."
19 hours ago