You Have to Read This Now

Last week I asked, “Does transparency hurt business?”

With a few extreme exceptions, the consensus was no, transparency does NOT hurt business. In fact, it is a good thing in many cases.

But what about a lack of transparency?

What about the fabrication of a “grand illusion”?

Turns out, people respond quite negatively when they discover the truth. Many feel like they’ve been duped–played for a patsy.

Which is why I think you should read this post immediately (and the comments too).

-Ryan M. Healy

7 Comments

  • Kevin Dawson

    April 1, 2008

    Hi Ryan,

    You are right. I would have been mad … except I was laughing too hard!

    TOEFL-esque? ROFL!

  • Kevin Dawson

    April 1, 2008

    Hi Ryan,

    You are right. I would have been mad … except I was laughing too hard!

    TOEFL-esque? ROFL!

  • Ryan M. Healy

    April 2, 2008

    Before Timothy wrote that postscript, I can only imagine how upset some of his loyal readers were. Hopefully they came back and discovered the punchline…

  • Ryan M. Healy

    April 2, 2008

    Before Timothy wrote that postscript, I can only imagine how upset some of his loyal readers were. Hopefully they came back and discovered the punchline…

  • Jason Leister

    April 3, 2008

    I remember reading that post thinking… “Man, he is going to crash and burn after this.”

    Then I started laughing. :)

  • Jason Leister

    April 3, 2008

    I remember reading that post thinking… “Man, he is going to crash and burn after this.”

    Then I started laughing. :)