August 5, 2008
Curbing My Enthusiasm
For the first time since I started blogging over four years ago, I have recently run into several examples in a short period of time where I’d love to blog about something happening in the business, and I think it would make for a great blog posting, but I can’t do it. Why can’t I? Lots of different reasons:
– Don’t want to telegraph strategy to the competition
– Don’t want to compromise an employee (current or former)
– Worried about downstream legal ramifications
There are other reasons as well, but these are the main three. I love transparency as much as the next person (and more than most), but these scenarios have to trump transparency in my position as a CEO. Hopefully the passage of time and the release of news will mean that I can still do the blog postings, but as more of a post mortem than something in the moment.
But I hate curbing my own enthusiasm. It’s a definite frustration in this case, and a new one.