I share the authors viewpoint and have been known to express a similar one.
"It takes one to know one", or something along those lines is an old saying, and both Roger and I worked for DMOs in the past and have first hand experience of both their mindset and the issues they face.
This article I recently wrote touches on this subject as well. It will be interesting to see how the situation develops over the coming few years. Knowing how today everything happens at a much more accelerated pace, DMOs don’t have too much time to adapt…..