Spare a thought for the founders, new leaders

I write in response to the news that Paul Brazier and Simon Sankarayya are taking over at D&AD (DW 17 September). The organisation has expanded hugely from the small community of pioneers who started it. Without Edward Booth-Clibborn it wouldn’t be there at all, and he is a former president.

Whatever the reasons for Booth-Clibborn’s departure, they should now be forgotten. Any organisation that denies and fails to embrace its founders is diminished. Confucius says that anyone contemplating revenge should dig two graves.

I would like to see the new president and deputy president reconcile the D&AD’s relationship with Booth-Clibborn.

Michael Wolff, Founder, Michael Wolff & Company, by e-mail

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