I tried something for the first time. I prepared a decent draft of an article to be published and circulated it for comments to about a half dozen people whose thoughts I would value. Academics do that all the time with works-in-process, but not only do I regrettably finish my articles just before the clock strikes midnight but also I did not know how people would react to my invitation.
In the event, several did, including Blane Erwin of Bridgeway, Jeff Hodge the consultant, Mark Poag of Datacert, and Rob Thomas of Serengeti. We exchanged ideas that improved my article. Since I can’t thank you in the article, I will thank you here.