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Awards and Accolades

Uncategorized // Oct 22, 2010

Last night was the annual REBNY awards for residential deals.

I congratulate the winners!

I’m generally not a fan of awards.

Especially those that are based on non-factual criteria.

It goes with my theme of “top ten lists” .

Regardless of the industry, these have ultimately become more about the event itself, not the actual awards.

The Grammy Awards is the best music show on earth, but year after year there are fewer awards given out at the event, and more acts performing. I like that!

Awards for artistic expression are based on opinion.

And usually, they pick the wrong “winner” (IMHO).

Hollywood does this as well. Less awards – more hoopla!

How about Miss America?

There are very few awards presented now that avoid a gray area. Running 100 meters, and crossing the tape first usually decides the victor – unless the drug test comes back positive for an illegal substance, which then the runner-up is awarded the title.

I’ve always wondered how the person in second place feels about suddenly becoming “Number 1”.

It’s honorable to acknowledge individuals for accomplishments in their respective industries, like The Nobel Peace Prize, but this should be an acknowledgement, and not a first place victory. There are plenty of “runner-ups” who deserve a place at the podium.