Happy Monday!

October 22nd, 2012

Woke up this morning to see this tweet from @J_M_McDermott, author of the Inc. article I linked to on Saturday.

@LOHADdotcom is a shameless self-promoter who did no original reporting and wrote an ‘article’ based on nothing but anecdotal evidence. FYI.”

Well, good morning to you, too, John.

I was tempted to tweet back an equally abrasive personal attack, but I’m really not into flame wars (unless it’s with political extremists, then they can be all kinds of fun, especially in a red-hot election season), though I can’t help but wonder why he had such a visceral reaction to a pretty conventional random observation.

Takeaway for marketers: It’s usually a good thing when you link to articles to let the authors know you’ve done so. Occasionally, though, you’ll be reminded of the the phrase “no good deed goes unpunished.” Don’t sweat it. You can’t please all of the people all of the time, so don’t bother trying.

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