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Viability and Visibility: A Cautionary Tale

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The viability of a function may not equal its visibility, but they are inseparable. Consider the etymology. The root of viable is to live. Visible comes from to see. As employee or consultant, in close or distant proximity, do good work, make sure the right people see you doing it. Unfortunately, I learned that lesson the hard way.

My last employer of nine years had been my client for seven before we "tied the knot" in July of 2000. The vice president of customer relations, who would

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