I’m off to do my keynote for the US Department of Defense tomorrow. I just found this little clip — my Dad just before he died, with a short news story about a program in which he participated in as a Veteran. The aim was to spend time with young children, ensuring they remember what WWII was all about. [ Quicktime video ]
Archives for October 2003
From the VP of Marketing
SAP could not have been happier with Jim Carroll’s performance at our two recent events, the SAP Business Forums held in Toronto and Chicago.
When we saw the passion and excitement that he brought to the audience in Toronto, we simply knew that we needed to change our plans and have him at our next event.
In Chicago, the home run that he hit was even bigger.
I can think of no greater keynote speaker presentation through which I’ve sat, and I am confident that we will be looking to use him again at future conferences.
The thought leadership and action provoking sentiments that he evokes are truly remarkable.
Without question, his insights are what many companies need as numerous organizations begin their climb out of some of the troubling days of late and into the revitalized times ahead.
Check the calendar over on the right, and have a peek at Oct/26/02
In Forbes: “Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one’s horse as he is leaping”
I’ve just caught on to this story, which seems to have been going on for a while, in which it is alleged that the company that makes a significant number of US computerized voting machines have significant security risks. A group of people are fighting to ensure that the story stays out there, regardless of the legal threats.
Imagine a not too distant future — if you don’t like the potential winner, hire a hacker to change the results. Reading these documents make this unlikely scenario all too real.
I’ve started writing a bi-weekly column for the online newsletter of an association of “association executives.” My first column — “10 Things My Kids Think Are From the Olden Days” — a reflection on the rate of change. Read it here .