Why is Zorro the main commentator on these questions?

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Seems like there is not a lot of input from folks other than Mr. Zorro. While I appreciate his answers, I'd love to see some other perspectives? Are they simply not out there?

Mr Zorro? Some perspective please.

-- Buttinz Comsky (someone@someplace.com), November 02, 2000


That is a great question to put out to everyone. I invite everyone to take up the challenge as listed in my attached profile.

I'd love to see some other perspectives as much as I would like to see the rich diversity of questions that are already being asked. For all I know this could even be from someone at Fast Company because why would any reader ask for another perspective but still cajole me for mine. What I do know for sure is that I am only one Fast Company reader in a readership that totals closer to 1/2 Million and I invite other readers like me to share this space with me, with or without blessings, ceremonies or invitations.

Sometimes I hit the mark, sometimes I don't; whatever happens I can never be ashamed of the effort, never ashamed of the dedication. You as a Fast Company reader don't have to copy that effort or dedication - all you need is something to say. Todd said something today, Tom said something today and both of them are fellow readers and they both command my respect, as do the people who post the questions, for without questions there would be no answers.

Here is my perspective, its not quantity that counts it is quality and quality doesn't have to be complicated, it can be the simplicity of loving human touch. It can be that simple, it can be that beautiful. If I am fool for being the main contributor, then I am one hell of a good hearted fool.



M. Profile at http://www.fastcompany.com/fasttalk/replypost.html?p=9738



M. To be or not to be that is the question:

-- Mark Zorro (zorromark@consultant.com), November 03, 2000.

I checked in and saw that Todd, Heath and Dave Farley checked in with answers today and right now its only midday. I hope the person who asked this question is now beginning to sleep a little better with the knowledge that there are people other than myself making a valid contribution and therefore broadening the available perspectives.


-- Mark Zorro (zorromark@consultant.com), November 03, 2000.

I was reviewing the stats page which currently lists:

zorromark@consultant.com (80) heath@fastcompany.com (7) erennison@hotmail.com (6) dcrisp62@home.com (5) dsearson@fastcompany.com (5) mike@futurekids-ec.co.za (4) athomps@adf.org (3) gossettjl@bowater.com (3) neometal2@eudoramail.com (3) ahschweitzer@pobox.com (2) debragolden@usa.net (2) iolem@iafrica.com (2) stockster@hotmail.com (2) tthomas@accessone.com (2) temerson@metacrawler.com (2) jchargreaves@pobox.com (2) dseaman@tridaq.com (2)

The above data shows a 80-40 split between my postings and the next 14 FC readers (12 postings were from 2 Fast Company representatives), when you look at that way, that is still 52 postings from other people on this board.

So the community is active, its just that I am a little more prodigious than anyone else. So my conclusion is that its not a race here, nobody is out to win and that even 1 message helps someone. My own psyche is that when I am involved in a community this is the way I behave, I want to be involved, I want to help others. I may not be the best person who helps but if I end up being the only person that helps, and that is fully reflective of the comments sent to me in my personal mailbox at zorromark@consultant.com

All I can say is that Mark Zorro isn't my real name, so I am not here branding my real identity and if this area does help others, is a real community, then it is going to become viral in a warm human sense rather than a cold marketing sense.

This is all I have to say about this particular subject. I hope my response was satisfactory.


"To be or not to be that is the question" A quote by Willy Shakes. M Profile at: http://www.fastcompany.com/fasttalk/replypost.html? p=9738 Mantra of M. "Life is Private Relations not Public Relations"

-- Mark Zorro (zorromark@consultant.com), November 06, 2000.

Ah - but it seems now that you have given Mr. Zorro his own forum !! It is but here in this empty space where we welcome the friend that offers not advice but a peer into the element of tomorrow, as we should have seen, through the faith of our own eyes! Kudos M. Zorro b.

-- B Herbig (gingerbreadman@usa.net), January 19, 2001.

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