Talk:Nick Morgan

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I checked WP:SOAP and, although I admit I'm a fan of Morgan's books, I think I wrote the article in an objective and unbiased style. Not critical obviously, but serious. The topics are verified with twenty, independent, third-party sources (Google Books, Harvard Business, BBC, ABC, Post & Courier, etc.). So I think it's fine and I removed the tag. See also the reviewer's comment "Article is written solidly. Information proves his notability." at Template:Did you know nominations/Nick Morgan Woz2 (talk) 12:42, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Woz2. Thanks for your contributions to this article. Notability seems clear to me. However in my opinion the article reads like a promotional piece rather than an encyclopedia entry. This is not a personal criticism, rather a suggestion for how the article might be further developed. What are Morgan's primary contributions? What discussion and debate of his views/ perspectives has there been? What critical, third party appraisals of his work have there been? Some of this can be gleaned from awards he has received, but also scholarly and other reviews of his work. See WP:NPOV for some further suggestions for how to strengthen the article. Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:51, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
P.S. Maybe my counting is off, but of 30 references, I see only 8 that are sourced from third parties. Most seem to be from Morgan's works, his consulting company, or its website. Perhaps I'm missing something. DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:53, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
No offense taken. Thank you for your opinion. The ten book cites are from a third-party source (Google Books) that proves the simple statement in the article "Morgan wrote a book titled XYZ." I can change it to worldcat.org if you don't consider Google Books a reliable way to prove the claim that the books exist. Note that the article makes no claim about the merits of the books nor lack thereof. I'll search for some reviews that speak to that subject if it helps. Woz2 (talk) 14:22, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. Yes, I think that adding a VIAF:Authority control and other links would be helpful. Skimming for a model, you might take a look at the article on Jean Baudrillard. It may not be the best model, but it is relatively well developed, including discussions of his core work, critical perspectives, etc. Also included are various authority control links. Regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 15:28, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
I added two book reviews... I haven't heard of VIAF:Authority control before. I'll have to come back to it later... Woz2 (talk) 15:31, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Coming along. Good job with the authority control... Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 22:33, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Authority control question[edit]

There seems to be another authority control page for the same person http://viaf.org/viaf/198328982/#Morgan,_Nicholas_H.,_1953- An idea what to do about this? Put both on the article? Contact the database to tell them they have a duplicate? (This is all new to me.) Woz2 (talk) 22:36, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

These come from libraries. I would recommend selecting the one that seems most relevant/ well developed. Regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 22:43, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
OK Thanks. I think the one there now is the most important one. Seems to use Nick Morgan for communications and Nicholas H. Morgan for literature Woz2 (talk) 23:42, 4 March 2013 (UTC)