So once again, the lesson is, we all have more in common than less. This morning when I went out to go for my morning run in Bogota, the front desk staff at the very lovely Windsor House here in Bogota looked at me like I was nuts. "Not safe" they explained. So I went to their gym, which was much better than most of the ones I've seen in US hotels. At the very same time, my assistant Diane was at HER gym back in New Hampshire, on the same machine, doing exactly the same thing --- so what's so different about Columbia? The questions from the audience today were not much different from the ones I heard in Doha, Qatar and Singapore and Milwaukee and Wichita. And see, the audience doesn't look that difference from Austin or Milwaukee or anywhere back home:
Okay, so Milwaukee and Wichita were a bit more clued in about blogs, but all in all, this country that sounded so scary before I got here, is just wonderful. My hotel room is probably larger in square feet than all of KDPaine & Partners headquarters. My speaker gift is a spectacular necklace -- a replica of a pre-Columbian gold figure. And the people hosting me at Tactica & Estrategia are smart, savvy about measurement and trying to change the discussion just like I am. They use different words to describe Outputs, Outtakes and Outcomes, but they mean the same things. AN D best of all they're totally anti AVEs -- my new Mavens of the Month.