Words to live by
January 28, 2005 at 8:52 AM
So I am sitting here reviewing everyone’s wrap-up summaries of the conference. The themes of these posts seem to be consistent. It’s not about the show, it’s about the people you meet. I got to meet a lot of people for the first time that I have known and communicated with for years. I also got to meet a lot of locals that I never even knew lived in the same town. I am reflecting on Will Pate’s comment on companies and what makes good companies. He said, and I am paraphrasing here, we may group a bunch of people together and call it a company. That group may get special legal status and such... but when you get down to it, it is all about the people. Great companies are made with great people. Will couldn’t be more right on. This is partly why I go to certain conferences and work for certain companies. I want to be in a place where I am surrounded by the best and brightest people I can find. This is what motivates and allows me to succeed within my career, because to me success isn’t measured in profits, stock options, or material wealth, it’s measured by the people you have in your life.
Yes, that's exactly why I went to the Blog Business Summit - to meet people I've known online and respected for years. I'm glad I met you there, Nick. I hope you pop up to Vancouver for Northern Voice.
I doubt I can make it to Northen Voice, I am already over booked with speaking gigs this year and had to cancel a few so I would have enough vacation time to cover them. Anyway, it was good to see you at BSS 05.
I want to be overbooked with speaking engagements! I actually hope for more collaboration with the people I met even though a lot of them are technically competition. I agree about the people, which you would know if I could finish my write up on the conference, too. ;) Tonight. Promise.