Mixing Work and Politics

I read this morning (via Buzzmachine) that Tim Oren had moved his blog, Due Diligence, from the Pacifica Fund website to TypePad for two reasons.

One of them was his partners’ concern that hosting it at Pacifica’s website would create the appearance that Pacifica was endorsing Tim’s political views.

It’s a real concern and something that I have often thought about as I have been playing out this exercise in transparency that is my blog.

My partner doesn’t share my political views. He’s in the middle along with Jeff, Tim, and most other rational people. The views expressed on this blog are not the views of my firm. They are my views.

Further, when I blog that I root for the Jets, it doesn’t mean that my firm is rooting for the Jets and rooting against the Patriots. It means that I do that.

Hopefully, the world will understand this distinction. It’s important to me that they do.