OF THE TRAGEDY OF 9/11, AND OF THE BIRTH OF THE ENTERPRISE!
This will be a very short edition, so everyone can focus on what we learned from the tragic events of 9/11. It's all over the major news media. I hope one conclusion will be that as a nation united, we are incredibly powerful and with great potential, and as a nation divided, we are not.
The past ten years have marked the era when I started writing THE ENTERPRISE, as a direct email to a group of friends and contacts who kept asking me, "what do you think will happen now?" Here it is 10 years and about 500 editions later and I am still wondering what the answer to that question should be. Thus I will keep searching and sharing my findings with you all...the list has grown from the initial 35 to somewhere between 600-700 depending on drops and adds. From what some of you tell me, it reaches far more than that when forwarded and share with your contacts and friends. That is great. The more the merrier.
( I also post it on a blog so you can find lots of back issues at: http://mariotti.blogs.com/my_weblog/
For those who want more to read, my Forbes post of two days ago tells you what I think about some of the consequences of 9/11...
The one before that was a rich one in useful content, so if you missed it, check it out:
After this weekend, one of the major worries in Columbus, OH is whither the Buckeyes. With 5 stars suspended in the tattoo episode and 3 more out due to a charity event NCAA misbehavior, the Bucks are playing without 6 planned starters--the top running back, receiver, offensive lineman, and two defensive backfield starters--and that doesn't count Terrelle Pryor's departure. This past weekend, Toledo was a handful, and we don't know if they are that good, or we are that bad. Add to that the astounding end of the Notre Dame-Michigan game in which 3 TDs were scored in the last minute and a half, including two my Michigan to win, and Buckeye country is sober on this 9/11. You understand that in the Buckeye Nation, "Football isn't a matter of life or death around here--it's much more important than that."
Finally, if you want more reading material this weekend, check out my posts on American Express Open Forum
I'll be back next week with my usual rant, but trying to find better ways to share the answer to "What do you think will happen now?"
Thanks for being loyal readers and especially those who are also regular respondents.
God bless all of you and God bless and protect America.