If you’ve read many of our blog posts, you’ve probably figured out that we are what you’d call “do-gooders” at heart. Each member of our growing team wants to do what we can do to make the world a better place.
One of the do-gooder things Lee and I do is contribute to the Wikimedia Foundation. These are the folks who bring us all those free articles on Wikipedia. As contributors, they send us a copy of their annual report each year, so today I was reading my latest copy. The title alone really got to me: Facts Matter. Yes. Today a lot of folks say we are in a “post-fact” society. It’s true that people are free to use information other than facts to form their opinions and world views, and they certainly do. But, as you might have guessed, that’s not what we prefer.
And regardless of how you form your opinions on social and political matters, we believe the people we work with have a right to honesty and truthful information when they do business with us. That’s one reason we blog about our ups and downs, and share our work honestly on this website, our Facebook page, and our LinkedIn page. We want our partners, contractors, buyers, sellers, and lenders to know who they are doing business with.
Go to any of the pages on our site, and you will find out the facts about us. What are our qualifications? How long have we been in business? What have we done in the past and what are we working on now? How does it work when we buy a house from you, partner with you, or use your money to invest in our project? It’s all there in those menus at the top of the page. Please use them!
We also expect honesty and the facts from those we work with. If you’re our contractor, tell us if there will be additional costs or if a mistake is made. If you’re selling us a house, disclose its problems. We need the facts in order to make our own good decisions!
And by the way, if you want to learn more about the Wikimedia Foundation, the annual report, with lots of different front covers, is available on their homepage. So many people use their services, yet so few contribute to them. Their work is important, if you value facts.