“The distinguished anthropologist, Clifford Geertz, said, years ago, that human beings are the “unfinished animals.” And what he meant by that was that it is only human nature to have a human nature that is very much the product of the society in which people live. That human nature, that is to say our human nature, is much more created than it is discovered. We design human nature by designing the institutions within which people live and work.
And so you people – pretty much the closest I ever get to being with masters of the universe – you people should be asking yourself a question, as you go back home to run your organizations. Just what kind of human nature do you want to help design?“