with a life’s score card as a possible baring-point, I believe it’s fair for me to state that Richard Magrath is my friend.
while this particular blog post won’t really have a specific point, Rich is a great point-of-reference with something he taught me today representing a terrific lesson that has a poignant baring on my life, world-view, and the steps I take today in always being a better man than I was yesterday.
in any event, it’s likely been roughly a years since I’ve seen Rich. a great deal of many things have occurred in the world, and our respective lives, in that span – including Rich’s continuous evolution as the good steward.
we compared many solid notes along with stories around family, friends and updates with business. but, in the context of shared experiences Rich gave me (as in gift, I feel) an example of Transactional Transparency.
perhaps, I should pick up my iPhone, and right now, asking him to clarify his words. but, instead, I’m going to offer, here, my own interpretation of his words.
because, now it’s left to me to give power to those words; that gift.
if you are in a board room, for example, and someone you know (or, something they do, or a business they have, or an idea that is theirs) is a point of discussion and you don’t defend them or help them in some form or fashion, you don’t have transactional transparency. but, if, even to your own potential detriment, or lost advantage, defend them, or help them, that is, indeed transactional transparency.
I make a lot of introductions in-and-amongst people I know. In fact, that is how I make my living. but, I am always surprised, always, when people try to side-step me in the process. it might be for their personal and/ or financial gain. this decision might be driven by ego. but it wounds, and creates an issue with the karma score card.
I give freely of myself, just not for free.
that’s it. I’ve put it out there. now everyone has scienter, and must needs do with this clarification as they best see fit.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork