This site is not primarily financially driven, although from time to time, I will market a new course or other resource I believe is of value to you. I put it up early in the 21st century to build a community and share my thoughts.
Regardless, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers and influencers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. So here goes…
First, the obvious: I’m a private advisor, board member, or equity partner with several companies and individuals. A Google search will give you that info. Well, except for what’s private.
Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 17 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers would be all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules are rules. To cover my glutes and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:
Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each of us should have to reinvent the wheel.
(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)