May 09 2011
last updated 9.7.11
Inspired by Timothy Blee’s excellent disclosure statement and wanting to practice what I’ve preached in the past from the ethical high horse of being a former member of the mainstream press, I offer this disclosure statement to outline my affiliations and sources of income. With money sloshing around all corners of the internet, I wanted to make it clear when I was speaking with an economic interest looking over my shoulder.
I write this on my own time, with no compensation from any employer or third party. This blog does not accept nor display advertising, paid links, or participate in an pay-per-post schemes. No overt search engine optimization is practiced in the belief that if you have to be conscious of SEO you’re doing something wrong or trying to rank higher than you should.
Sources of Income
I am a strategy consultant at a New York City law firm that specializes in intellectual property, especially music. I do not disclose the name of the firm publicly out of respect for the high standards of privacy and confidentiality established by firm’s two partners. I do not disclose my client’s names out of respect for their confidentiality. If I do mention a client in a blog post I will do so only with their prior approval and full disclosure of my relationship to them. At present my consulting work extends to an internet media company, a retailer, and a professional services agency. I will not blog on a client’s behalf, nor link to them in any effort to improve their search rankings, promote their products or services, etc.
I own options in Lenovo stock in the form of restricted share units and share appreciation rights granted to me over my four years with the company. All my holdings in equities are through mutual funds managed by Fidelity Investments in the form of 401k accounts.
Memberships and contributions
I am President of the Association of the Cotuit Mosquito Yacht Club, a local 501c3 organization that raises funds in support of the Cotuit Mosquito Yacht Club; and am member of the Wianno Club, Yale Club of New York City, and Union Boat Club. I am a registered Independent voter and make no contributions to any political candidates. I contribute to the Conservation Law Foundation, Massachusetts Audubon, the Society of American Baseball Research, the ACMYC, the Appalachian Mountain Club and my alma maters.