I was told yesterday by SAP HR that I have to remove the link to my PERSONAL (this) blog from my SAP corporate email signature. Now I have been nothing but a die hard advocate for SAP so I was surprised by this. I understand about compliance issues (although I am still waiting to see the documentation that points out that I am out of compliance) and the like but here's the question... why? Does the business suffer from this? In my opinion, the value that SAP receives from folks like me, Mike Prosceno, Craig Cmehil, Thomas Otter , Mark Crofton and numerous others having a conversation with the market is all goodness. Customers DEMAND transparency. In fact, its plain table stakes these days. So maybe I'm naive but is there harm in me linking this blog to the occasional email I send out? The blog is clearly marked PERSONAL. And yes, I do talk about other things on this blog, my kids, New York, Neuroscience, food, and the occasional rant against the MTA. But I was hoping that each of those email links would in some small way broaden the scope of each of these conversations. I was told that well, "Steve you don't only write about SAP"... well, since when has a conversation real time or otherwise been single threaded?