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back online: cheers!

Thursday,  09/30/10  11:18 PM

Ole in Chicago - maximum Cheers :)And so I am caught up and back online...  It was quite a trip, every day had its experiences and its learnings, and I have come back with resolve to change a few things, and with much to think about.

  • I worked out every day, during the busiest trip ever, and it was a great counterbalance to all the eating and drinking :)  I am happy with myself about that.
  • Despite best intentions I did not blog at all.  I guess it wasn't the most important thing, but I wish I had been able to make time for it.  Reading items from my RSS reader is taking longer and longer, too much chaff obscuring the wheat.
  • I had my camera with me and captured a lot of great shots, but a lot went by unshot, too.  And in the meantime my camera has died; I need a good replacement, and I need to use it.
  • Finally the main thing: I must avoid getting sucked into detail.  I'm a detail guy, and can easily get consumed with low-level crap, but it isn't where I add the most value.  I must learn to say 'no' more often.  We'll see how I do on this one.

As so now onward...  in the near future I have trips planned to Beijing and Seoul, as well as a conference in San Diego...  please stay tuned, and maximum cheers!

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