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by Kevin Coupe

Seventeen years ago today, I wrote the first edition of MNB.

To be honest, I had no idea if it would work. I knew I was tired of other people and companies screwing around with my career, and I was convinced there was an audience out there for something a little different when it came to business writing.

I guess I was right. It hasn’t been a perfect 17 years, but I’ve learned something every day of it, and I hope that I’ve provided insights and analysis that have gotten MNB’s growing community to sometimes think about issues and events differently from time to time.

I had a few dozen friends and business connections on my email list when I started, and now we’re at 30,000-plus … for which I can thank Michael Sansolo, Kate McMahon, and Tom Furphy for keeping all the conversations lively … all my sponsors from over the years for helping to keep me in business … and most of all, you, for your continued engagement and participation. I couldn’t do it without you.

Seventeen years is a pretty good run. But I’m not done yet … and trust you’re not, either.

Lots of Eye-Openers ahead of us, I hope.
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