Last Thursday, I went to the BoT Mid-Winter dinner with one of my clients Cynthia deLorenzi, CEO of Success in the City. We ended up taking a limousine to the event, compliments of another client, Reston Limousine. It was an outstanding night with major players from all of the largest companies in the city, always a powerful crowd and if you aren’t there…
Anyway, when we left, there was quite a large crowd outside. Our limousine pulled up and we got in. As I looked out the window, everyone — as in CEOs and regional VPs of major cos, etc. — was looking at us. A shiver went up my spine, and I felt like a made man a la the HBO series “Entourage.” It was awesome. Not bad for my first trip in a limo. After a long day at the FCW Wireless event, it felt great to be driven around, too.
As a supporter of the arts, I like to share new experiences. If you haven’t been to the new Signature Theatre in Shirlington, check it out. Saturday night’s performance was Hamlet from an Israeli company, produced by Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv. It was outstanding, an incredibly strong performance on a primal, emotional level.
Had to turn down a business opportunity this week that would have had me in London on Thursday conducting a branding session. Plus I had to bail out of a meeting for a possible social networking JV, which was frustrating.
The reality is that I just have to be very careful with my schedule and the work I’m accepting until I get a new lieutenant on board. Basically, the business is in a holding period. This week I’m planning on making an offer to one of my new candidates. It will be good to start making forward progress again, and to work a little less hard. I need help.
The Buzz Bin concept is fleshing out. I got a great email from a reader, plus the Baradell interview was helpful. Basically, it was strongly suggested to me to keep writing Diary entries and not move towards more the usual talking head stuff. I think between the new interview series and entries which are a little more “real” rather than just hard core always about the biz, the blog will get better. Please keep the comments/suggestions coming.
Here are Monday’s quotes, all from Shakespeare:
- “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.” Hamlet, Act II, Scene II
- “Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings”. Julius Caeser, Act I, Scene II
- “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them”. Twelth Night, Act II, Scene V