Please Lie Less Carefully

Wednesday’s “Seeing the World Like a Corporation”, by Tom Hoffman of Tuttle SVC articulately (and, for my money, rightly) accused Dan Meyer of selling sizzle, not steak. Of course Meyer immediately denied it. Hoffman’s response followed yesterday. From now on, you’re on your own.

I’ve argued with Meyer before, in these comment threads for example. Probably I’m done; we just inhabit different universes and I might as well get used to it. As for “working hard to make it look easy”–if it ain’t easy and you make it look easy, that’s called lying, and I’m against it.


  1. e

    I’m surprised you haven’t gotten a comment from Dan yet :)

  2. Minor quibble: “If is ain’t easy, and you make it look easy, that’s called lying…” Not necessarily. Sometimes it’s simply good editing, along the lines of the Blaise Pascal quote: “If I had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter.”

  3. I find Dan’s work interesting, and I comment from time to time. I wouldn’t have framed this as Tom Hoffman did, but Dan writes about presentation and packaging, and I wonder about the math. He writes about his class less as students and more as a test audience.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: