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That's the Spirit


This story appears in the November 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

As you read this, i hope our world will have resumed some semblance of normalcy after the horror of September 11, though I expect a true return to normal is years off. But as I write this, the events are still fresh in my mind. So fresh, I need to speak to them here.

First let me address the issue of our October cover lines. Some of you, in light of what happened, were offended by our words. It is easy to take words out of context and apply different meanings to them. Our issue was devoted to defending your business. We are certainly not proponents of violence. What surprised me were the letters that acknowledged our issue was likely produced before the tragic events (it very definitely was) and still expected us to change what was obviously beyond our control. Most of the letter writers understood. A few did not. And while we felt awful that even one of our readers was upset by this, there was nothing we could do about it. Which is exactly how many of us feel about what's going on today.

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