Mary Ellen EaganPresident & CEO
As President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of HMMH, Mary Ellen is responsible for providing strategic, innovative leadership…
Ted Kennedy is rolling in his grave.
I will do my very best to not make this a political post (although my political views are rather transparent). Over the last couple of days, I’ve mostly been thinking about complacency and arrogance. And a fair amount about marketing. I’ve been thinking about how they apply to our industry, our public process, and the importance of communication.
A colleague in China commented on the latest obstruction to the Cape Wind project by stating that it’s a whole lot easier to get things built there; i.e., the American consultative model (NEPA) is an impediment to progress. As consultants, we sometimes struggle to find value in public meetings, and I have certainly seen the process dismissed as meaningless (but I’ve blogged about this before). I’m hoping yesterday’s election is a reminder to us all that it’s not necessarily the smartest, most logical, or fairest person/idea/project that succeeds in this democracy. It’s the one that has meaning for people. And each vote counts the same.
I promise to get to TRB soon.