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May 13, 2005


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Regarding your haiku:

Observing and pointing out the elephant may cause more than a ruckus.

It may signal to top management that you are a danger to the status quo.

It is an unwise project leader who stirs up mud from the bottom of the limpid wishing pool that management claims as its latest creation.

Too often, when you act to make the elephant vanish, a self-appointed higher being makes you vanish instead.

Finding a playing field to exercise your talent is more difficult than exercising your talent. My recent book provides some enlightenment on choosing playing fields and employers who will let you create.

I endeavor to be a danger to the status quo! Finding a playing field is critical. Thanks, David, your thoughts are always interesting and I have heard that your book is great. Best of luck with it!

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