06 September 2007

Call to comment

“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness - simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.”
—George Sand

I've been sitting on that George Sand quote for a while, and it seems apropos today. Tremendously despairing dreams last night, essentially just thinky disaster movies. Unremarkably, much of the same terrain I've been travelling in the past three posts was covered albeit from an inverted view. So now that I've obviously been thinking too much about corporate virtue, I'm going to back away from it over the weekend.

Since you're not actually dreaming about it, perhaps you can think about it on my behalf. This is an area in which I do not want to act in a vacuum. I've had a few good discussions with folks in this vein - that list didn't just appear like Athena - but not enough for me to feel comfortable with moving forward yet. So this is a call to comment. Anyone care to chime in on the four corporate principles posts? See something I've left out? Duplicated? Think that a principle I included is not that important? Is not well described? Is just hype? Like the flower presentation? Hate it? Confused by anything? I'm not asking for necessarily fully formed thoughts. Even shoot-from-the-hip reactions or impressions will be of great value.

2 comments:

A is A said...

And three hours later, there are still no comments.

(sorry, I've had a business venture thrown in front of me which will slow my commenting down even further, but I'll do what I can!)

EGV said...

No one need feel obligated to comment. I'm just soliciting input from anyone that feels inclined. If few folks comment, then either I'm on the right track, not far enough off track to be worth correcting, or not interesting enough to warrant input. The first two cases would be fine. Unnerving, but fine. The third I hope would actually elicit some sort of negative feedback to let me know I'm barking up the wrong tree, pipe dream style. Based on the enthusiasm folks are expressing to me face to face, I don't think that's the case at all. So I suspect that mostly folks are just busy. I'm cool with that.