You just know that certain people don’t want you on the auDA Board when they start “spreading dirt” to others. Particularly when they send emails to other bloggers from fake email addresses. Or when they leak “information” about my background to fellow members (and friends of mine).
We’ve got a fairly good idea who is behind the smear campaign, and all I say to them is this: You are gutless wonders. But then you know that already don’t you? If you want to have a go at me, show some “cojones”, and put your real identity to the comments.
Play the ball and not the man.
Think about this for a moment. Who would it benefit least for me to be on the auDA Board? Why would they be worried? It shouldn’t take you long to come up with a few suspects.
What’s The Dirt?
As I say on Grumpy.com.au, I’ve been an entrepreneur for nearly all my adult life. And I’m turning 61 in a few weeks, so I’ve been around a while.
Apart from a brief stint in the Army and at AV Jennings many years ago, I’ve always worked for myself and employed others.
I’ve made and lost several fortunes. And I’ve failed a few times (many years ago). Yep, let’s get that “B” word out there – I’ve been bankrupt in the past. Am I ashamed and embarrassed by that? Of course I am – but I’m sure I’m not the only person this has happened to! This is the dirt that my “opponents” seek to spread. That because of my past I’m not a “fit and proper person to be a director of a company of national importance”.
But I’m not a failure. Far from it. Every time I’ve been knocked down, I’ve managed to get up – and start again more intelligently. I now have a great credit rating, and a good reputation. You just have to look at the many testimonials from people that have dealt with me in the internet world over the past decade.
I also consider myself a decent human being, and a straight shooter. I treat people as they treat me. My word is my bond.
If my revelations (or those of my opponents) makes you think less of me, then so be it. If it makes you think I won’t be a good Director, then obviously you don’t have to vote for me (if you’re an auDA member).
In my opinion, it is because of my background that I will make a good Director at auDA. I’ve been in the arena! I’ve learnt from my mistakes. Plus have a look at all the auDA panels and working groups I’ve participated in over the years. My experience and advocacy in the domain industry makes me your quintessential Demand Class candidate.
So you be the judge – what do you say?
Ned O’Meara – 8th November 2017