I edited the GE posts from yesterday, taking out "GE" and touching up a little bit. So what you'll find here are "pure" versions—that we'll also put in our Special Presentation page and field (in the right-hand column).
The "89" list was a labor of love launched on the spur of the moment during a Rain Delay at JFK—another piece of work that ended with an all-nighter, about 2:30 a.m. to about 8:00 a.m.The stuff is obvious—but I believe one of my principal roles is to remind busy folks, caught up in corporate rituals, of the obvious. I damn well know I need it!
(As to the numerical discrepancies in a couple of cases—write it off to a pair of all-nighters, two 14+ hour flights, and the after-effects of thin mountain air. I will fix it when the tank is full.)
(I must also report that the presentation went well. I was nervous as can be. GEers are tough crowds—they are the best when it comes to BigCo performance, and don't suffer fools. I think I successfully evaded the "fool" sobriquet—and ended up having a great time in the process, including catching up with some old friends from around GE.)
41 Favorite Quotes and 42 Quotes (PDF)
Lists: Important Stuff
89 Ridiculously Obvious Thoughts About Selling Stuff and 90 Thoughts (PDF)
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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