The Montauk Catamaran Company Chronicles, 12/17/14: In Praise of James Poulos


David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Stillwater says:

    I’ve never understood the desire for fame. I guess it derives from one of those innate thingies which I fail to have and therefore cannot understand in other people. Similarly with ambition. They both seem externally motivated, or maybe a better way to say it is that the arrows of incentive go from the outside in. Personally, I’ve always looked at people desirous of fame jadedly. Like they’re trying to compensate for something. Maybe that’s bad on my part. That said, I do appreciate folks recognizing, appreciating and complimenting the quality work I do. But not nearly much as I appreciate my own recognition of that work’s quality. I’d be happy to continue to do good work without being motivated by any of the accompanying accolades, if that were possible. I think it is.Report

    • Avatar David Ryan in reply to Stillwater says:

      I appreciate your taking the time to comment, Stillwater. I first read your comment last night, then spent some time talking about with my wife this morning, then thought about it more while doing the drips and drabs cleanup on yesterday’s work in preparation for today’s lay-up. Presently my wife and I will be having breakfast, and I’m sure we’ll talk some more about your comment, and what I might write in responses. 🙂Report

  2. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    Man, I forgot all about Poulos. Did he ever finish the PhD?Report