As a long time industrial sales and marketing manager, I greatly enjoyed the dozen well defined, witty and pithy "truisms" David L. Stashower shared with us in your September issue.
It's quite obvious he has enjoyed a successful advertising and public relations career, for his "Stashowergrams" attest to it.
He or thee should frame them and sell them for the holiday season. Count me in for the first dozen.
Charles A. Byrne
The politics of business
Credit given where credit is due seems like good policy, except when someone like William Hoffman pretends to be something he isn't, a victim at the hands of sick Willie, in a place he shouldn't be, a business publication which (at least) ought to be conservative fiscally.
The point is Hoffman's a consummate liberal, incapable of recognizing constraints of the truth, much less admitting them. Any truth. For a long time Hoffman sounded like a Clinton apologist, unwilling to admit Willie was a "liar, coward, adulterer" (SBN, March 1997) and taking Rush Limbaugh to task for telling it like it is. Such a president couldn't be good for business, much less America, but Hoffman needed "an indictment, or a court date ... a conviction," but didn't really think anyone worthy to judge Clinton's record and behavior. That's reserved for liberals, when it suits their purposes.
So now, in October 1998, Hoffman sounds like the proverbial rat deserting the ship. Like you said William, you knew what you were getting. In other words, I simply don't believe you don't feel betrayed, or that you did not vote for your hero. Liberals will do anything, including lying as we have seen, to protect their backsides, won't they Bill: You too Bill.
Hoffman's space is wasted in SBN. He's part of business problems, not solutions.
Roger A. Kostiha
president, Radiosound, Cleveland Heights
A question of appropriateness
I found the interview (Reading the Reader, with Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, SBN October) interesting. Ms. Dimitrius' answers were very articulate and somewhat introspective. What in the world possessed Mr. Hoffman, after such responses to his questions, to ask if Ms. Dimitrius wore false eyelashes or artificial nails? I feel this is not only a bit sexist (as well as none of his concern), but a completely inappropriate question of a professional. I wonder what Mr. Hoffman's response would have been had she inquired whether or not he wore a hairpiece? Thank you for an opportunity to share my thoughts.
vice president, Wm. H. Angle Insurance Agency, Akron
member, Board of Directors of the Professional Insurance Agents of Ohio