In a good way.
Just left the keynote address at Blogworld’s final day.This was the rock star panel for sure.
Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park and Timothy Ferriss of The 4-Hour Work Week fame with Rohit Bhargava, author of Personality Not Included and Sr. VP of the 360 Digital Influence team at Ogilvy. These guys were amazing!
Now, for my fave soundbites:
Rohit to Tim and Mike: “You guys are not assholes and you really could be. What makes you not assholes.”
Ummmm… anyone read my last post? Did I not talk assholes? Coincidence? I think not!
Tim: “Be vulnerable and open about your shortcomings and people will be more apt to help you.”
I love this advice as I am way over my head in this crowd and the idea of being OK with that is cool. Kind of like a little blogstyle valium. Or your mother telling you how smart you are even when you don’t feel that way. (by the way mom, thanks for always doing that. Note to self: start doing that to my kids).
Tim: “Talk to your readers the way you talk to your friends after 2 drinks.”
This one is great. If I were to write my mission statement that is what it would be. Most times I write in the same tone that I speak at a First Thurdays dinner. The key here is the number of drinks. Anything more than 2 and you start to sound like a blathering idiot. (Note to my kids: Just kidding, you should not drink and should always have a designated typist).
Off to another speaker session…