RE: References (was: Why discuss certification?)

Subject: RE: References (was: Why discuss certification?)
From: Brian Gordon <elasticsoul2003 -at- yahoo -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 11:58:39 -0400 (EDT)

This is why so many companies are in trouble today -
everyone is thinking like a lawyer. The bottom line
has become the primary consideration, and we've
forgotten that businesses are here to serve people. Or
used to be.

--- Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
> Think like a lawyer:
> Your company has been asked for a statement about a
> Your company derives no benefit from making the

No benefit? No immediate financial benefit, possibly.
But how about goodwill? How about the positive
impression created by being open and honest? Granted,
there are problems with the subjectivity of
references, and various laws have made it difficult to
not be sued. So, I'm not arguing we shouldn't do what
Dan suggests: in the current paranoid, dollars-first
(for executives) climate, not providing references
makes sense. I just find it sad we lack the courage to
stand up for (or against) those we believe are worthy
(or not).

All the best,


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