At the moment I am up in the air and about 5 hours away from touchdown in Tokyo, Japan. I’m heading out to our Japan offices for a number of client meetings, including some key sales enablement presentations.. At the moment, I’m amazed that I even have my laptop open in these horribly small seats (yeah, no upgrade today) – but if I’m not able to get some sleep, I might as well work.
I’ve noticed that my blogging skills (and actual postings) have been a little lacking lately – much due to the tradeoff of work and family balance (…can’t justify a blog entry on customer analytics, when my son is asking to play chutes and ladders on a Saturday afternoon) – but per one of my goals of this year, I’m going to make a more consolidated effort to document my travels, thoughts and communications. I have over 30 hours of HD footage from my stay in Nanning, China last May, and I only just offloaded it off of my camera. Sad.
One of the changes on the horizon will be the location of the blog. At the moment I’m using the free wordpress.com site to host my blog and other ramblings. In the near future, I will be moving to my own server to maintain a more granular control over the site, as well as create a portal for more interesting endeavors (not sure what they are yet, but the option is there)
The second of the upcoming changes will be the introduction of video media. Words only take us so far, …and well lots of this stuff that I talk about on a daily basis would be drastically assisted by some examples, live action and at least a diagram or two. We will see how this pans out, but bear with me as I migrate through the transition.
Lastly, for the purpose of my personal blog, I’m going to look to expand and alter my scope. To this point in time, I’ve become a bit stale trying to blog about technologies that I market, discuss and present all day, every day… So we will mix it up a bit to keep it fresh and include more intersections of day to day life, travels and customer experience – yet all supporting the drive for making better decisions. Will see where it ends up.
Not everything has to be some uber techo architecture manifesto when you talk analytics or big data – and I will attempt to maintain a simple, tangible approach where I can.
On to the hours of presentation, meetings and translations, yet need to try and get some sleep in on this flight – else I will be awake for 48 hours and I’m unfortunately not 18 years old any more – will make for an interesting business dinner upon my arrival.