Why I Blog
One of the reasons I blog is simply that I enjoy thinking and writing. The very process of writing helps me know what I think. Perhaps for me it is a way of initiating a dialogue about meaning and entrepreneurship (and everything else) with kindred souls. Human value and entrepreneurship is quite close to my heart and often counterintuitive to the business writings I have read over the 19 years I have been owner and CEO of Corporate Rain International (the leading executive sales outsourcer in the world). My executives, my employees, my clients, and my wife have occasionally asked me to write about my company philosophy and my own point-of-view about business and also, about the special qualities I consider de rigueur to being a successful—but also a happy and fulfilled and whole—entrepreneur. So, I want this blog to be my weekly attempt to dialogue my point of view. I must admit to a bit of unease in starting this process. Two reasons: One, it smacks a bit of the solipsistic. Two, though I run a company that depends on cutting edge technology, I am personally a bit of a technological dinosaur. Blogging, Tweeting, Friending, etc. are Greek to me. However, truth, I hope, is not.
So I begin. I hope this will be a clear, simple, commonsensical, honest, and very personal blog. I hope I can avoid the overly ethereal, the smug, and the pretentious. But more than anything I hope it will articulate my passionate belief that great entrepreneurs are also genuine truth missionaries and serious service aficionados.