A “shill” is a person who “speaks for” a company in an effort to sell shares to shareholders.
It’s the same thing as a lobbyist.
I used to be one.
The concept of shill is one that I’ve been working on for a while now.
For me, shillism is the way that I feel the “shills” should have been, and that they should have known better.
I was just starting out as a corporate attorney when I joined a “shilling” team, and I got the feeling that some of my colleagues were not only doing the bidding of the corporation in order to get a deal done, but also making money off it.
In my experience, shills are often very smart people.
My colleagues were also, of course, trying to do the bidding and profit from the deal.
It’s not surprising that some people might think that the shills were smart.
They were smart, and they knew how to be smart.
I also found that the majority of the “smart” people who shilled were also the “foolish” ones, so they did the shilling for the wrong reasons.
What’s a shill?
Shills are people who believe that they have a personal relationship with a corporation, or that they know something about the company they are shilling about.
Most “smart people” don’t understand that corporations can be extremely powerful and that sometimes they are willing to take a position of authority to help their clients get what they want.
There is a reason that many corporate lawyers are now “shocked” when their clients tell them that they want to join a company, or are seeking to buy shares in a company.
Shills have a vested interest in the company and want to make it “run” better, to sell more shares, to make more money, and to have a more lucrative future for themselves and their families.
One common misconception is that corporations are good for business, but that they’re good for the world.
Many of the same people who want to be shills will also want to work for a company that can do the same things as their own.
Even worse, many of the people who think that corporate law is the only way to go get their way are the ones who are trying to get their own “wisdom” from the corporate law profession.
Companies can and do have conflicts of interest.
But I think most of us know that the vast majority of companies have very good corporate governance policies that are in place to protect the interests of their employees, shareholders, and employees of other companies.
Corporations can have ethical and legal policies that reflect the people’s needs and desires, and in some cases those people’s interests and desires are perfectly aligned with those of their employers.
We have to accept that, in many cases, there is an ethical and legally enforceable conflict between corporate interests and those of its employees and employees’ families.