We’ve all been there. The deck is ready, the assets are linked, the team has rehearsed, and the room is perfect. You’ve choreographed the 90 minute meeting, with quick, energetic intros, 45 minutes of content, and plenty of time for Q&A. You and your team are ready and waiting in the room.
And then you [...]
How many headlines like that do you see in your Facebook feed, followed by a list of the 30 best photobombs, how the fish jumped out of the water, how the guy smashed into the car on his bike, or the kid playing a brilliant piano at age 3.
I don’t know about [...]
I was able to spend the past two weeks on Nantucket — a combination of detach/chill/relax vacation for the first week, and working the second week, the latter quite happily since I got to look out at the ocean. My wife and I would take walks on the beach which despite peak summer season [...]
Love that word, obviously (check out the name of my blog in case you missed the connection.)
Here’s a definition from Webster’s:
“Proceeding, made, or occurring without definite aim, reason, or pattern”
So, with that as context, here are some thoughts that are made or occur without a definite pattern.
The Chosen One: Bananas
Every morning, every floor in the Edelman NY building gets [...]
Machu Picchu –put it on your Bucket List. Just do.
It’s incredible. It’s breathtaking. It’s stunning. It’s unlike anything else you have ever seen anywhere in the world. Go ahead — name another place that has the beauty of the Andes mountains, the history of the Inca village, the brilliance of the engineering, [...]
One year ago, that third Monday in April, 2013, sure seemed normal out of the gate. I was still working at my old agency, Digital Influence Group. Our offices were at 53 State Street. Most people were in the office, or heading out early to go watch the Marathon. Some were on vacation due to [...]
This past week I got to guest lecture again in my old stomping ground, Tufts University. I had been doing that a bunch over the past couple of years, but given my new job at Edelman, I had to pass every invite. But when I saw a week when I was going [...]
Phew. What a trip.
Boston to NYC to SF to Sydney to Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to Abu Dhabi to Dubai to Mumbai to Newark to Boston.
59 hours of flying time.
35,000 miles flown across every time zone.
Lots of different cultures, climates (from a low of 5 degrees in Boston when I left, [...]
It started with a Shuttle flight last Tuesday from Boston to NYC for a day, then we headed to SF for 2 days. Then Friday night, after a day of client meetings and internal brainstorms, we hopped on the 10:30pm flight to Sydney. And, 15 hours later, woke up in Sydney — on Sunday morning. [...]
I'm Glenn Engler, Global Director of Corporate Strategy & Chief of Staff at Edelman. Husband, father, sports junkie.
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