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June 01, 2005

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the head lemur

'Stakeholders' is one of those secret words used by politico's to give the uninitiated a warm fuzzy. Let me demonstrate...

Hi John! As a stakeholder, we would appreciate your input.
what you may think is [Gee they want MY Opinion. COOL!]

What they are thinking is:
you are lined up against the wall with a stake over your heart, and because of what they are doing someone will be by shortly with a big hammer to drive the stake in.

When ever a commission, group or other entity working for the 'public good' says 'stakeholder' they are looking for targets, not looking for input. Your mileage may vary, but not by very much.


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