Business Standard

Does reputation no longer matter for today's companies and politicians?

In today's practical age, whether a country offends your religious sensibilities can be overlooked if it is a key customer for your gas or oil, writes T N Ninan


T N Ninan
After the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard verdicts, after an incumbent-turned-insurrectionist retains his grip on the Republican Party in the US, and after Britain’s flaxen-haired liar and potential treaty-breaker continues as prime minister, it is a fair question: Does reputation matter? Or consider companies. On Business Standard’s “World” page yesterday (June 17), there were the following news items: Google fined; McDonald’s to pay $1.3 billion (in a tax case); Toshiba, Sony lose court fight (over cartelisation); and Apple accused of misleading iPhone users. There was also a fifth: Meta, Google, Twitter “vow” to fight fake news or risk penalties. For good measure,
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 7:59 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to