It is this type of honest discourse that I believe is required in growing our industry. It is only if we have an open mind about what is being said that we will truly move forward. Lately, I have frequently been criticized (unfortunately not always in an open forum) about what I say on this blog. I take all comments seriously and have given it some thought. I would like to document some principles on how I blog:
- I will not disclose anything on this blog that I have been told under confidentiality....ever.
- I am specifically not acting as the CEO of Fundamo on this blog. As CEO of Fundamo I have obligations towards clients, my shareholders, my staff and other stake holders which requires a different behaviour. While I would acknowledge that this is not always easy (and that I have failed in this in the past), it is essential that this remains my intention.
- I will always attempt to be controversial or innovative in what I write. It does not make sense to publish the obvious or regurgitate what others have said. Other blogs do a much better job at collecting what has been said in the industry and present it as an aggregated offering, than I could ever do.
- I fundamentally respect people and the pioneers of this industry. I know that a lot of dedication and sacrifice have taken us to this point and I salute this. This does not mean that if I criticize their actions or what they say, that I have lost my respect for them.