Well it is Derby Day and I am stuck at work, seems like everyone is in a terrble rush to get orders completed. Don't know what is the driveing force, usually people are not in this much rush until near the end of the month.
What ever the problem is I am glad to have the work, orders have slowed to a trickle over the past two weeks. I am off about 50%, I was like someone just turned off a light switch, seems like nothing is happening.
I want to thank the Alamode team that worked the Chicago event this weekend. Had a chance to visit with old friends and had the pleasure to meet other staff I had not had the opportunity to meet in the past.
Joel had a fantastic session on mobile data gathering tools and his presentation on a paperless office has made me at least think more about it. Old men do not change easily and the heft of a manila file folder full of paper has a familiar feel that is hard to give up.
Paul's persentation on pivoit charts for Excell was to the point and very useful. The time was limited however he was open to questions and did not seem in a hurry.
The rest of the Alamode team were very friendly and helpful, I took advantage of the meeting discount to renew my elite membership. The discount paid a huge part of the expense to attend.
I am at home and have already started some of the things I learned at the event. Looking forward to next time, however I would not be opposed to the event being in the Bahamas next time.