Published on: November 18, 2003It is hard to believe, but MorningNewsBeat is two years old tomorrow. That means some 500 editions of the service, adding up to something like two million words trying to communicate "news in context, analysis with attitude."
Whew! (Hope it's been as good for you as it has been for me…)
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your support and enthusiasm over the past two years; the growth that we've seen at MNB has far outstripped what I expected when I launched this littler enterprise, and without your support, that wouldn’t have happened.
Your enthusiasm is something else entirely. One of the things that makes MNB unique, I think, is the level of response that we get from members of the community and the passion with which you all address the critical issues and trends of the day. It has helped MNB evolve from something that was mine into something that is ours.
This would not have been possible without you. It also would not have been possible without the support of the various sponsors who help to underwrite MNB on an ongoing basis - companies like MyWebGrocer.com, Empower IT, StoreParts, Distinctive communications, Notiva, Wood Products international, Lawson Software, and EDS. They add to the intellectual diversity of the site, not to mention its commercial viability…and make it possible for you to receive MorningNewsBeat free each morning. If you haven’t checked out their sites, you should. And tell 'em the Content Guy sent you…
It's amazing when you consider the range of subjects we've all discussed over the past two years. Obesity. Wal-Mart. Biotechnology. Self checkout. Mad cow disease. E-commerce. Food safety. Food security. Health care costs. Management-labor relations. Bankruptcies. Mergers and acquisitions. Layoffs. And possibilities…always challenges and possibilities.
We've traveled together from coast-to-coast, and outside the US, looking for easily detected trends and the subtle clues for what might be important to all our businesses tomorrow. And we've chatted about wines and movies, books and television shows, and had an extended debate about the best sports movie ever made (I still think it's "Bull Durham," but don't get me started…).
So thank you for making MorningNewsBeat possible. Two years have gone by, but I feel like we're just getting started together.
Tomorrow, Year Three begins. We hope that not only will you join us, but that you'll continue to tell your friends and co-workers, clients and customers about MorningNewsBeat. Because it just doesn’t work without you.
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