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Passion, People and Principles

My Blogging Philosophy

post # 1 — January 18, 2006 — a General post

The title of my blog derives from a comment made by Tom Peters who observed in his blog that ”…(it’s) interesting how all these gurus—e.g. Stan Davis, Gary Hamel, David Maister—come to put People & Passion first as they age. Hmmm…”

The only element I’ve added is the importance of having principles both in personal and professional life. One way or another, all my research conclusions, consulting advice and speeches come down to passion, people and principles.

I hope to use this blog to share my initial thoughts on new issues that I may, someday, write an article about. I really hope that these thoughts will create dialogues, and not just one-way pontifications. Please participate, by posing challenging new questions and suggesting emerging topics, and perhaps together we can all make progress in our understanding.

By the way, before I launched this blog, my website had an “Ask David” section which allowed visitors to pose questions to me. (The archives are here) I still eagerly solicit your suggestions for blog topics, but I will no longer be responding to questions about topics about which I (or others) have already written extensively. I don’t want this blog to be filled with old answers and old advice.


Lori Herz said:

David, it’s great to have your voice in the blogosphere. We’ve posted about your work at our blog, which discusses ways to build skills, success and satisfaction in the law. We look forward to reading and hearing more from you. Lori & Arnie Herz

posted on January 23, 2006

David said:

I came to this blog based on my listening to the Peter Drucker tribute earlier today on the web. Very interesting discussion. I have been a long admirer of his…have read several of his books…and always come away with new insights. I particularly liked your comments ..you seemed to provide a balanced report. I believe you used the comparions w/Shakespeare….everyone knows the quotes but no one reads the books! How true! I think your efforts here to provide various means (video, audio, text) to share information is a step in the right direction.

posted on January 25, 2006

Nicole said:

What do you believe are the fundamental changes to the risk profile of those professional firms which are converting/have converted to an LLP?

posted on January 26, 2006

Alexander McLaren said:

Fraud is estimated to cost businesses as much as 6% of revenue per annum(source wells report,acfe) Why then do businesses not invest to alleviate the problem

posted on January 26, 2006

Andreas said:

Welcome to the world o blogs, David. I am an “old” friend of yours, divulging all of your books, and using your “First Amongst Equals” as my guidelines in managing my department of highly motivated execs. I found your blog as a reference thanks to Suzanne, and it won’t be the last time, I am commenting (get used to it :) )

posted on February 1, 2006