Farewell and Thanks
post # 548 — January 5, 2010 — a General post
After nearly 30 years of advising and writing about professional services, I have decided to retire. I no longer plan to consult, speak or write.
A wonderful way to mark this decision happened last month (December 2009) when the Association of Management Consulting Firms awarded me its Carl S. Sloane Award for Excellence in Management Consulting.
Previous recipients of this award include C. K. Prahalad, Tom Tierney (former CEO of Bain), Joe Forehand (former CEO of Accenture) and Henry Mintzberg – distinguished company indeed!
Together with the award I received last year from the Law School in Barcelona, Spain, in recognition of my contributions to law firm management, I am delighted to receive acknowledgement that my work has been noticed and valued.
After traveling the world almost non-stop for these past three decades, my wife, Kathy and I are delighted to begin exploring our own home town of Boston. Already we have found lots of fabulous arts events and have joined classes and discussion groups together – although I will confess that it’s a little strange being the class participant rather than the instructor! Together with playing lots of bridge, I am finding myself fully occupied.
So, many thanks to those who have followed and supported my work. Good luck for 2010 and the many years beyond.