"The Next Information Revolution" - Peter F. Drucker LO19738

John W. Gunkler (jgunkler@sprintmail.com)
Wed, 4 Nov 1998 10:45:36 -0600

Replying to LO19726 --

I think that perhaps Jacqueline Coppola may have missed the essential
point Scott Simmerman was trying to make when she writes:

>An adopted child still needs nurturing, attention, direction, and in the
>process bonding can occur. If one is a believer in continuous quality
>improvement, the initial acquisition will change and continue to evolve
>under your influence.

That's a very good point, but I don't believe it violates the spirit of
what Scott was saying. In my own practice, when I talk about "ownership"
I don't restrict it to the initial creation of something. You don't have
to give birth to feel "ownership" (and responsibility and joy, etc.) with
a child -- I'm a father and I know whereof I speak here.

No, I believe that the sense of "ownership" I mean, and think that Scott
means, is very much like the sense of "ownership" one feels to an adopted
child, or an adopted cause or idea.

And remember, as my wise old guru used to say, "There's no zealot like a


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