Goodbye Lawrence, Kansas: Change is good. As some of you know by now I am no longer with the World Company. My official letter of resignation is below. I have learned a great deal from these past eighteen months and have
enjoyed working to build World Online. We succeeded and
met challenges on many levels because of our focus, hard work and
dedication. The 325% improvement in revenue that we achieved during my first year there cut loses from close to $500,000 per year to under $90,000. In 2002 we continued to make progress. But in the end I think it was more about the differences between my goals for media transition and convergence as opposed to the company's focus on protecting traditional products and consolidation. My staff was and is a great group of talented people and I will miss working with them. There is much left to be done and I hope they will continue in the same professional manner and work together to accomplish those
things that build interactive, news, sports, the arts and community
content and in meeting online readership, client needs and expectations.
I have moved back to northwestern Connecticut where my wife
and I own a home while I explore other new media opportunities. I hope friends will keep in touch.
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June 28, 2002
To Dan Simons and Ralph Gage,
Although the last eighteen months have been productive I understand and
see that the direction that I had envisioned and have worked to
implement is now diverging from your needs and strategies relating to
the World Online unit and your vision of online news and information
I am therefore resigning my position as Online General Manager for the
World Company effective immediately.
Where our interests continue to coincide I offer you my consulting
services. I would very much like to stay involved with the
Bonner-Clickshare roll-out and offer a plan for a Steamboat Sunday/Real
Estate site based on the Bonner-Clickshare "subscriber-relationship"
model. If you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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