A wonderful group of people have contributed to the concepts, content and look of this site. You’re terrific, and thank you,
one and all!
To Ann Convery (www.annconvery.com) for her
encouragement, expertise and insights into clear, compelling descriptions.
To Christina Hills (www.shoppingcartqueen.com)
for her help in getting our e-commerce capabilities going.
To Isabel Parlett (www.parlancetraining.com)
for sharing her gift for words with those who strive to make things simple and clear.
Much appreciation to Robert Middleton of Action Plan Marketing (www.actionplan.com) for his marketing insights and invaluable help in bringing Great Numbers! to life.
We’re indebted to Daniel Will-Harris (www.efuse.com) for creating
one of the web’s preeminent resources on how to build great web sites and for his personal help in a time of great need.
Our deepest thanks to Laurie Wolfrum for being the example that became our guiding light.
To Tim Waterloo for his insightful comments and ongoing encouragement.
To the editors and writers of Fortune Magazine, for being such a deep and constant resource. Deserving particular mention are Geoffrey Colvin, Jerry Useem and Shawn Tully for
their superb expositions on shareholder value, and E-business.
To Floyd Norris and Gretchen Morgenson of The New York Times for their penetrating sense of what it all means.
To Roger Lowenstein, whose long-running Intrinsic Value column in The Wall Street Journal provided clarity about what makes a great business.
To Dan Sullivan, Adrienne Duffy and Patti Mara of The Strategic Coach Program for “The Value Creator.”
To Colette Morris for her “above and well beyond” patience, and steadfast support.
To Susan Lemons for “getting it” and her early encouragement.
To Karen Surgent for her thorough review and insightful comments on everything.
To Ginnie McDevitt for her on-going encouragement, insight and help, and to Rief Kanan, the late Joseph Cody and to Dan
Pomerleau of TEC (now Vistage), for their help and encouragement.
To the resource speakers for The Executive Committee, TEC (www.tecceo.com), who have
brought us some of our most fundamental concepts:
- Pat Murray for “purpose”
- Dan Wertenberg for “the executive’s job is to be in a great business”
- Peter Schutz and Gerry Faust (and the work of Ichak
Adizes) for “organizing to innovate and going for it”
- Howard Hyden for “it’s about customers”
- Max Carey for “crafting customer-value propositions”
- Steve Snyder for how we all work “upstairs”
- Herb Meyer for creating “a cost-effective way to see what’s coming” (www.lookoutpoint.com).
To Wayne Dyer for “Don’t die with your music still in you.”
To Josh Weston for sharing his insights on great business models and “meta-models.”
To Robin Williams, no, not the actor, the Graphic Design teacher, and author, with John Tollett, of The Non-Designer’s Web Book (www.ratz.com) for the longtime graphics education, and “the path.”
To Brian Sasville for doing business the right way.