I riff on associations a lot, face it, most deserve it. I was actually sitting here writing a post about everything that MPI is currently doing wrong, things mentioned in Jeff Hurts current post or my post from a few months ago. The whole thing could have been the first chapter in a book.
A few minutes ago, as I sat back to review what I had written, Diet Pepsi in hand, I said "No". I deleted the post. Why? Let me tell you.
MPI is not a little kid. If they are too blind to see where they are going wrong, let them make their own mistakes. It is not my problem, I have not the time nor the patience to deal with someone who will not listen to their members or their critics (and this goes deeper than a couple of blog posts, ask any meeting planner).
MPI may be OK now, but they are in for a rude awakening. The new generation is coming of age and are coming into senior management positions. They are soon to be the main members of the organization. They do not need my road map to see the errors, the internet and transparency are a GPS unit for them. They see and they act.
The young ones don't need you anymore, just ask MySpace.