I get your point but if I am on an Airplane and I see a crack in the overhead or fire in an engine or wing coming apart I will mention it. A lot of the time the pilot is looking at the gauges and cannot see the skin peeling off. I disagree with your evaluation of shareholder responsibilities. Purchase of shares makes you a co-owner and you have a duty to share knowledge with the company. Sometimes simplicity of vision outperforms complexity. The basics of business are the same no matter how big or how small. Shareholders are the company. Once you go public to raise money you have to accept a duty to shareholders. All efforts to gain name recognition should be compensated but that should come via sales commission (spread between MSRP & wholesale price). All income for R&D should come from royalties. All income for administration should come from financial strategies (distributorships, repair licenses, education of installation teams, delivery teams, mechanics). And all internal mechanics, assemblers, machinists, testers, quality control, parts management should be derived from difference of cost to produce and wholesale price. That what i refer to as a business plan. Just plug in the numbers.