I just got back from the gym … and Christa (my wife, co-worker and editor-extraordinaire!) had placed on my desk, for the first time, a close-to-final-full manuscript of my latest book, “What I Learned From Frogs in Texas.”
For me, an awesome and inspiring site; when you work on something so long, it’s a thrill to see it begin to take on a real form. It’s a beautiful day here today, and I’m off to go sit at a picnic table by the lake to read it. I haven’t looked at it whole for a long time ….
In a hectic month, I gave keynote presentations in London, Montreal, New York, Chicago and Stockholm. I’m back on the ground now, but certainly “covered a lot of ground,” so to speak.
My talks covered a broad range of issues:
the future of health care: what trends will impact us 5, 10, 20 years out? This in two breakout sessions at a major US health care conference;
the emerging skills crisis, and the challenges in recruiting and retaining Gen-Y staff, in a three hour presentation/workshop examining future trends for the annual partners conference of a major accounting firm;
how to innovate and thrive in a time of constant change, in a keynote talk for senior staff of the BBC;
and a keynote on the future of business and leisure travel in New York for the huge international HSMAI association
not to mention an address of “The keys to innovation” for SAP in Stockholm
My keynotes these days are covering a huge range of issues, including lifestyle, corporate, workplace, demographic, social, technological and other trends.
They are striking a chord — Hospitality.Net wrote an article featuring highlights from what they called a “thought provoking keynote.”
I’m in the office for the week, working away to get “What I Learned from Frogs in Texas” finished off an in to print.