The beauty of being a ghostwriter or speechwriter is that we're part of the silent profession. We are behind the scenes and the worst that can happen is the client doesn't use us again. Eventually we grow up and suck up that we can't please everyone.
With the economic chaos, we writers are taking on more roles, some of them quite visible. One has been my presenting financial information analysis for that stock-picking powerhouse Motley Fool. Oh, it's a heady experience is see one's opinings on financial bulletin boards.
But it's also jarring to have the very human experience of being off in timing. What I had posted on Motley Fool, well I still am convinced I read Amazon.com right. It is a game-changer and will be very profitable. Where I was wrong was how the earnings report would pan out today. But even before earnings were announced, four readers left negative comments.
Here you can read my deconstruction of Amazon's positioning.