Monday, October 13, 2008


I usually don't plan to post twice in a day here but I could not pass up making some statements which I hope will encourage you to get on a right path. In America today there are just too many people who feel a sense of "entitlement" and that self-absorbed arrogance is causing a level of increased complainers and critics that I have not seen in my over sixty years. We simply do not allow complainers at Tate Publishing. Tate Publishing staff are, however, encourged to inform when something is not working, or is being handled badly. We NEVER shut down those on our staff who have an observation related to what we can do better, more effectively, or when we have dropped the ball. What we expect is the recognition of a problem or issue and then the presentation of a possible solution or solutions. We take responsibility. Tate Publishing employees NEVER criticize another company...NEVER. It is one thing to offer insight that might be contrary to what I believe. That insight, however, can be a blessing. But to just criticize and not take responsibility for that fact that you are just angry that life is not easy for you is simply awful. Read the words below of President Theodore Roosevelt and consider what he was saying and how it applies to our current society of bellyachers! People want to blog and complain but never justify their remarks or be held accountable for them.

It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.-Theodore Roosevelt


Self confidence and courage
Self Control
A keen sense of Justice
Definiteness of Decision
Definiteness of Plans
The habit of doing more than paid for
A pleasing personality
Sympathy and Understanding
Mastery of detail
Willingness to assume full responsibility

As a Japanese philosopher once said, "Fix the problem, not the blame."

Richard Tate

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