There are many words we use to describe ourselves. We can emphasize one experience or expertise over another depending on the audience. At the moment you may not know me. I don’t know what your interests are. So while I’m not sure what you want to hear, I promise you will come to know me if you keep reading.
You are probably wondering, why should I listen to you? There are lots of things to read, so why this? I have two answers to that, one simple and one more serious; you can decide which is which:
- When you are in a restaurant, and have been tempted by the lavish description of a dish on the menu, there still comes a point at which you must lift fork to mouth and taste it. So the easiest way for you to tell if you like my cooking is to sample some.
- Should you prefer to look at my resume, I could tell you that I served as Group General Counsel to a global S&P 500 company for twenty years, and then ran our sustainability program for several more. Or I could tell you I teach lawyers in the Master’s program at an international university.
For yet a different perspective, I could tell you that I choose to put my professional career aside at an age when most are coming into their peak. And that though it has taken me a few years to extract myself from the important business of others, I am writing to you free of most professional entanglements. Free of them all, in fact, except occasionally teaching and coaching. I find the interaction with other eager minds so satisfying, and I learn so much from it myself, that I do not want to give it up.
That is why I am writing, and that is why I hope you stay and read on. If you do, you may learn as much about yourself as you do about me. And to the extent you are willing to share, I am happy to learn About You and what you are interested in.