An inspirational message is far more influential than one that just makes a point. As leaders, it doesn't matter how smart or confident or talented we are. If we can't offer inspiration with every message, we won't influence the people involved in building and growing our enterprises and communities.
Some argue that as long as we are up against such powerful forces, why not use cartoon characters to get kids to eat their veggies? But let's not confuse well-meaning adults trying to get kids to eat right with multi-national corporations targeting children to hook them on a lifetime of consumerism.