As I'm sure you are aware ... EXCELLENCE. ALWAYS. ... has become my mantra. (Welcome back ... Excellence!) And the "XAlways" PowerPoint has become my Base Presentation from which all presentations are more or less drawn. Attached you will find the latest XAlways Master Presentation—it was completely reorganized during my endless trip home from Singapore last Friday-Saturday.
I'd love for you to steal it ... lock, stock, and barrel. At least give it a look. One hell of a lot of effort has gone into this in the last 6 months—it is the successor to my old faithful Re-imagine Master. Of course there is a lot of duplication, but there is also (1) a lot of new stuff, (2) the resurrection of Excellence as raison-d'etre, and (3) the fact of a stunning response to the new material in speech form.
NB: Podcasting. Erik is continually on my case to Podcast. And, of course, he is right. For one example, many of the slides in XAlways in and of themselves would be raw meat for a short oral recitation. Frankly, I'm still stuck on "no." You see, I talk for a living—mostly. And the "oral bit" is all important. It is also by its nature rambly and the logic is less than tight—even if the delivery is at times powerful. Simply put, I use this Blog as an opportunity to succinctly and in an orderly fashion think about the stuff that matters to me. Also, damn it, I'm bloody well all talked out when I return from a speech. So, I may Podcast—but don't hold your breath.
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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