Thursday, June 21, 2007

More Raving

I got a call from a dear friend. He's started a consulting firm after having been a senior internal training and management consultant for a multi-national firm and an attorney in private practice before that. He's a good guy and a talented one, to boot (always wanted to work that phrase into a conversation).

He was explaining that he hated what's commonly practiced as sales and networking--that these processes leave little room for generosity or authentic communication.

I'm with him. I hate this aspect of sales and I don't like spending too much time with people who are the comsummate salespeople. You know who you are and you know that people run from you at parties and family gatherings, so don't give me any of your lip.