From his home office in Nürnberg and my AirBnb in Munich, Bernd Preuschoff and I meet digitally on a September Saturday morning. It's the first day off he has had in several weeks, yet he still makes the time to share his passion for leading with me. I am truly grateful. We are both back to traveling in these pandemic times and share some observations about our … [Read more...] about The CXO: With Bernd Preuschoff
Last week, I got a text from a former client turned friend: “Jeez! Are you at a super-spreader event?!” I immediately responded with a selfie from inside the ropes of the IAA Mobility open space area at Munich's Königsplatz, masked, outdoors: “Spread this.” We get each other and we have the same sense of humor. - Later that week, I … [Read more...] about Europe: Travel In Real Life
I came to Munich with 3 objectives: Identify industry trends and use cases that really put the customer, first.Meet my new colleagues.Gain a better understanding of our "to C" in our "B to B to C" offering. Bonus: Experience the city and its people I love, from a completely different context than all the times before. A Work, In Progress I will update periodically … [Read more...] about In Progress: From Munich
February 2021. It's my half-birthday. As is customary, I take a moment to reflect on the year so far and begin to plan for what my célébration d'anniversaire might look like later this year. Like many the previous year, in 2020, my annual birthday shenanigans were pretty low-key. For 2021, I knew I wanted it to be epic. Phone a friend, my quarantine crew captain, Cindy … [Read more...] about Paris: Happy 46th Birthday!
This is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Friday is my last day at Slalom. See the last time I left a job was IBM, in 2017. Then, I had absolutely no doubt that moving on was the only decision for me. In fact, I wrote about my conviction to leave Big Blue on LinkedIn, well before The Voices Collection saw the light of day. This time, it's completely different. … [Read more...] about Slalom: Au Revoir