TAXI Road Rally 2010 Day 2: Imagine

One thing I need to keep in mind is that these people, some of whom have been extremely successful, started from nowhere. This was brought to mind by the first panel this morning, featuring nine TAXI members who’ve had business success. Each one was different, yet each one had a common thread: dedication, work, discipline, and patience. Those are key …

TAXI Road Rally 2010 Day 1: Panels & Brain Pickings

After yet another great breakfast, the Rally proper started with the presentation of the annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Michael Lloyd, a cat with six decades’ experience in the music industry. A fascinating cat who was terribly inspiring, really. This was followed by a moderated talk with Jay Frank, author of the book Futurehit.DNA, essentially a breakdown of the common …

TAXI Road Rally 2010 Day 0: Registration

After starting the morning with an excellent breakfast, I had some decisions to make. Load in wasn’t going to start until around 10:30, which I’d planned on lending a hand with, followed thereafter only by registration proper starting at 5:30. Anathem by Neal Stephenson had different ideas. It’s a brilliant book that I’ll probably finish before my flight home–maybe even …

TAXI Road Rally 2010 Day -1 part 2

Earlier today as I was helping stuff goodie bags I overheard one of the workers state there were 2,192 registered attendees this year. I knew that the Rally was big, I just didn’t realize _how_ big. 120 business cards may not be enough. 🙂 I was a bit surprised this afternoon when I ordered a chicken pot pie for dinner …

TAXI Road Rally 2010 Day -1

UPDATE: Took just 20 minutes to get through security, so now I’ve got an hour wait until boarding. Typing on an iPad is…interesting. I can almost touch-type, but things are just wrong enough to limit utility. But all in all, it works pretty well. I guess I just need more practice. Over the weekend I’ll be attending TAXI’s Road Rally …