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Passion, People and Principles

Welcome, welcome back and thanks!

post # 147 — August 1, 2006 — a General post

It’s time to thank the community for participating. For the month of July, here are those who joined our discussions. They have my appreciation, gratitude, and thanks. I don’t know who to thank more — those who joined in for the first time, or those who have been loyal, frequent participants for some time. Obviously, it’s both equally!

Now, who is going to design the logo for the “club badge” that we can all wear? What should the T-shirt say?


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Mike said:

Trackbacks to podcasts don’t count? I’ll try harder next month.

posted on August 1, 2006

David (Maister) said:

oops! So will I! (Sorry)

posted on August 1, 2006

James Bullock said:

Logo – Something evocative of the international symbols for things like nuclear materials or biohazards.

Motto – “We’re trained professionals. Don’t try this at home.”

posted on August 1, 2006

Peter Macmillan said:


Perhaps we can invite the creative types in your readership to suggest symbols or pictures to represent the concepts of “Passion, People and Principles.”

Tough job for most of us, I know, but I am sure there are some who would relish the challenge (while the rest of us can admire their efforts!)


posted on August 1, 2006

David (Maister) said:

Great idea!

And will the lawyers help me register the trademark in every country around the world?

If I offer a fine dinner in exchange for a logo and a slogan, will the accountants figure out if the exchange is ‘barter’ or is going to be taxable?

I’m getting to like this idea very much!

posted on August 1, 2006

Tim MMF said:

Thanks for the recognition. Also, thanks for hosting the Carnival of Business. If you want to do so again, you know how to contact me.

posted on August 2, 2006

Curt Wehrley said:

I love your practice of publicly thanking commenters each month! Great idea, but one I rarely see implemented by bloggers who attract numerous comments.

(Note to self: Woo-hoo! Made my once-a-month comment on Maister’s blog. That’ll get me on his thank-you list for September.)

(Note to David: Just kidding! I enjoy engaging in the conversations you start. Looking forward to more in the future.)

posted on August 2, 2006

David (Maister) said:

I wish I could take credit for the idea, and present myself as naturally courteous and well-mannered, but it wouldn’t be the truth.

My tech team (STRESSLIMITDESIGN) suggested it – and here’s the clue: they’re all Canadians! There are many attractive cultures aroung the world, but in my experience, the Canadians win the Gold medal for “niceness” – and I steal ideas from the best!

posted on August 3, 2006

Fiona Torrance said:

Hi David!

I’ve not been blogging much lately (as you’ve probably noticed) — Thank you for the credit here! It’s appreciated.


posted on November 18, 2006