A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog entitled A Hard Lesson: Getting the best out of Professional Advisors. This has provoked more response than anything else I have written, and I thought it was worth collecting some of those responses in a separate post for everyone’s benefit – especially as a number of clear themes emerged.
I also want to apologise to those who felt they weren’t represented appropriately, and to those who felt I was attacking their profession as a whole. Neither was ever my intention, and I am sorry.
I said I was posting from the perspective of the founders as it was the perspective I was closest to, and I felt it would be most useful to others this way. I had the permission of the people I worked with to post (I NEVER post client stories otherwise). Of course I also had to anonymise it and leave out some detail to make a blog out of it.
With all these compromises needed, perhaps attempting to write the story was unwise.
Given that I posted the piece and got back many helpful comments and thoughts, I hope that sharing them will prove instructive.
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