mon 21 jan 2008 13:40:00 schiphol to boston
travelling is boring
13.40 u. gate e 19 schiphol
"mind your step" comes from different directions at different times. frosted glass separates this waiting area from the rolpad concourse.
"passenger _____ flying to _____, you are delaying your flight. immediate boarding please, through gate ___. we will proceed to offload your luggage."
the man who questioned me at security today had a slight speech hindrance. sometimes i had to ask him to repeat himself.
now i am hungry. i wish i had eaten something. the flight takes off at about 14.55, now it's only 13.45.
ding dong dang. "voor uw en onze veiligheid, laat uw eigendommen niet onbeheerd achter. for security reasons, please do not leave your lüggage unattended."
"passenger ____, travelling to oslo, please come to the information desk."
14.25 u. now i just got board, seated in 31a.
[listening to the cabin crew serving out stuff]
"pasta or chicken? something to drink? for you sir, pasta or chicken? something to drink?" later they hand out sandwiches or something: "cheese, or turkey and cheese? cheese, or turkey and cheese? cheese, or turkey and cheese?" ... then someone else comes: "tea? tea? tea?" ... "duty free? duty free? duty free?" ... "headsets? headsets? headsets?"
... 15.45 u BOSTON time ... [reset watch]
watching the little [video screen] map. plane just across st lawrence. another full our of this. this is boring. we've gone 5187, 680 km to go.
16.50 u. i know this color well. this new england sunset winter rose.
16.54 touchdown logan.
things to discuss:
universalizing our image
do we appeal to the world now, not just to doctors?
tech issues: storage
new or long-term projects
credibility edge esp for international
i almost forgot about "the cars" "since you're gone"
see "taxi to the dark side"
19.10 u -- bedford glen (jazztown)
i'm somehow feeling a bit vague re what i'm to do this week. i wish i could have showed up with a grand design scheme. i think i need to come up with 3 topics and schedule 3 meetings. i don't just wanna hang around here, i wanna get some decisions made.
credibility messaging. real life appeal. tenderness. arresting. things that make you stop and look.
it's not that the skeptics don't smile. they just wonder what you're smiling about.
it's not a list of 172 tools, it's a mission supported by those tools.
gradually evolving is okay, slowly rolling is okay, oozing is not okay. what are we slowly rolling *toward*? that's the point.