Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dumb and dumber


Got to be really dumb to get caught out by the same question two days in a row – that is exactly what happened to me this week.
Two competing event organisers separately called to quiz me about possible BIM content for their yet-in-planning, to be held in the future events, summits and/or conferences.
The question they both had on their cheat-sheet went something like this:
‘...In an ideal world who would be your most hoped-for/preferred speaker at the next (insert subject) (insert event)?...’

Hmmmmm.... I did take some time to think. And could not come up with one, single name of a BIM presenter I was dying to experience in a live show.
Got majorly embarrassing as the first questioner pushed and pushed...
‘Someone you really look up to?’ ‘Someone who’s work you really value?...
Ahmmmmm....

Recklessly dismissing this encounter as a one-off, I walked into the second totally unprepared again and had to admit to a similar question that I could not locate a person in my memory worthwhile of chasing by this eager promoter with deep sponsorship pockets...

I do hope they do not exchange information between offices though they tend to have high staff-turn- around levels causing me to need to overwrite their email addresses regularly in my contact lists.
Surely have a big ‘A’ (for arrogant) by my name in theirs...




















PS: Started to collect names for future references
(not many BIM names in there yet and sadly some unavailable to attend this side of heaven):

Alvar Aalto, Joern Utzon, Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Paul Murray, Chris Cleave, Nick Hornby
Szabo Magda, Djordje Balasevic, Milan Kundera...
...the guy that regularly presents on educational issues...numerous TED presenters...

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