Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Passion & Performance Measurement

"Well, no offense to Aristotle, but in my three years at Harvard I have come to find that passion is a key ingredient to the study and practice of law"
also sprach Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) in Legally Blond

I have come to find that passion is a key ingredient in the study of performance measurement.

Our firm's tag line is "Performance Measurement is our Passion," and rightly so. Rarely does a day go by when something I read, hear, or think about doesn't spark an idea that's related to our field.

Yes, some find performance measurement boring, but not I and perhaps not you, either. Okay, I AM a bit sick, this is true. But after close to 25 years in this industry I've come to find what we do quite interesting, challenging, exciting, important and, passionate! And, as we move forward there's only more to be excited about.

I write this as our firm begins its 20th year. Although 2009 remains a challenging one for many of us, we look forward to a brighter future.

Let me take a moment to thank my associates and clients for allowing us to serve this industry for so long.

p.s., hopefully you picked up on the "also sprach" part ... comes from one of my favorite pieces, Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra made famous (or more famous) by 2001, A Space Odyssey, which I believe has the lowest note ever recorded; and, as a basso profundo, I love low notes!

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