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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.

8 Responses to “Why I Blog”
  1. Janet Rohan says:

    Tim, you are a very, very good writer. I’m glad to see you do this. I have enjoyed reading three of your most recent blogs so far. Keep up the good work. Someday you will be able to publish what you have written here, in a book of your own.

    By the way, I’ve learned a few new words, as I always have from your writing. 🙂 I look forward to reading more!

    Sincerely,

    Janet

  2. Dan Logue says:

    the reason i put the Texas trip together is to get people talking and reporting about the hostile business climate in Ca. and then MAYBE!!
    the people of ca will finally see whats going on and demand a change in Sac.
    In Texas even the air was free.
    Assemblyman Dan Logue

  3. Tamber says:

    Whoa, whoa, get out the way with that good infomartion.

  4. tim askew says:

    Dear Janet,

    Thanks, Janet. I’ve actually been approached recently by a publisher that has been following the blog. If I can find the time in the next couple of years I can think of nothing that would give me more joy than to write a book. I’ll try to cut down on the big words.

    Tim

  5. tim askew says:

    Dear Assemblyman Dan Logue,

    I congratulate you on your successful trip to Austin. It put in sharp contrast the difference between the most business friendly state in the union and the least friendly.

    As a small businessman, I do all that I can never to pursue business in California. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but, much like Washington these days, California seems to look on businessmen of all ilks as the enemy, not as the healthy and necessary core of any American business recovery.

    Many good wishes Dan in helping California regain simple common sense.

    Tim

  6. tim askew says:

    Dear Tamber,

    I do not understand your comment but thanks for reading the blog.

    Tim

  7. Hi Tim,

    You are indeed a wonderful writer. I am enjoying the blog and I am very glad that our paths have crossed, both virtually and in town.

    I look forward to your postings building a larger audience with the new opportunities that are coming your way.

    Your gentle guidance in this increasingly inelegant world provides a needed beacon of clarity.

    Thank you!
    Karen

  8. tim askew says:

    Dear Karen,

    Thanks so much. I particularly like your phrase “inelegant world.” I will borrow it some time, if you don’t mind. The Making Rain community of readers is growing with thoughtful, generous folks like yourself. Which pleases me no end.

    Tim

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