I must admit that Friday was not what I’d consider as “productive”. But I expected that. It is not easy to start doing anything when I knew I’d had to cut it off early.
So, the usual headed to the airport stuff. Got to the plane, and got sited in the middle spot of a 3 spots row, right beside a monolithic individual. I have never wanted an X-tablet as much as in that Flight. Have you ever tried typing on a computer with your own elbow forced against your ribs? Not nice. The design team behind the coach seats needs to review what they do!
Thus I mainly devoted the flight from Raleigh to Miami to read “The Ultimate Question” (thanks David) and sort my mail out, hoping I’d get to reply some on the next flight.
I had to run to catch the Miami – Buenos Aires Flight. I mean that literally; I flew from concourse C to concourse A through some zigzagging hallways (the place is being remodeled) with some sort of paranoia that the airport security was going to put a bullet in my back because of my suspicious attitude.
The fact that I’m writing this post from someplace 30.000 feet above Bolivia depicts two things; one: I made it safely to the plane and two: once again I can’t sleep in the aircraft. The cool thing is I get to see the flight attendants run like crazy as we hit some turbulence.
The overall balance has been, of course, positive. I needed some face time with my new team. It is not that I ever felt segregated in any way, quite on the contrary, but nothing can beat good old human interaction.
If I had to choose a single world to describe the week, that would be, without a doubt: “inspiring”. I didn’t do much during the past 5 days in the sense of actually acting hands-on something. But I did a great deal in terms of knowing what my general direction is, what I need to do and what needs to be achieved. Besides I now poses a rattling brain, thinking already on the next level and steps.