Yeah, I know — radio silence lately.
As many of you know, I have worked for many years in the legal community — in fact, my first job was in 1968 — for you trivia folks, that was the year before Woodstock. Our world was shaped a great deal different then. There was the war in Vietnam; protests all over the country and violence shown at Kent State where innocent students were gunned down by the National Guard. It was a tumultuous time. But in business, our beacon was straight in front of us — the client. Everything began and ended with the client. They were the sole reason we were there and we were crystal-clear on what our purpose was. People for the most part were honest. We performed the work — they paid the bills.
Fast forward to today, May of 2017. Today in the legal world (and I suspect we are not the only field in which this is true) — a higher purpose has come into focus — and one that clearly drives the train. It’s not about the client anymore — it’s all about the money. I have always been proud of my profession, but not-so-much anymore. The greed of a few in corporate offices far away have eclipsed our purposes, hobbled our talent, and have clearly left the client behind.
So, with that being said, I now speak to you from a retired standpoint — and I’m good with that. I’m looking forward to new beginnings … fresh new thoughts … and great ideas for my books to come.
For our friends in Israel, let me apologize in advance for our President <sigh>.
For everyone else — until we meet again …
Shalom … Peace be with you.