by Gord Hotchkiss
A strange thing started happening to me in the last 2 years or so. As I became more vocal about my opinion, people started seeking it out more often. The more I shared it, the more people nodded their heads. And the more obnoxious I got about it, the more people jumped on my own little opinion bandwagon. It you look at comments to this column as an indicator of striking chords, it seems like I touch cords either when I'm being a total dickhead (increasingly frequent) or introspective and emotionally deep (a much rarer occurrence). But other than a 'right on' post or comment, and the vigorous nodding of heads, I'm not sure it will go much further than that. Inside, we all like to be smarter than our bosses and a little bit revolutionary. But on the surface, where we live and work, we go with the flow. I call it the Cluetrain Conundrum.