This one was fun – a dinner talk for CEO’s and senior executives from major financial, energy and infrastructure firms worldwide. The name of the organization is private; suffice it to say I had several hundred billions of dollars of equity represented in the room.
It was late – I didn’t start till 845pm San Francisco time, and the crowd was obviously tired (and ‘refreshed’), but I kicked up the energy a notch and kept them entertained with a keynote that took at look at the disruptive trends of our time – energy, automative, highways, building construction and more. Noted one attendee in a followup email: “It takes a special skill to capture the attention and imagination of a room full of Type-A’s after they’ve had a full day, and its already late in the day. You certainly did that with a talk that was inspiring, challenging, thought provoking and funny — all at the same time. You are on of the best speakers I’ve ever seen. Well done!”