Thursday, August 28, 2014

Saying Goodbye - VMworld Edition

Well.

It's over, isn't it? VMworld.

We congregated. We jubilated. We educated. We submarinated. We... inebriated.

But what we really did was connected. Engineer to consultant, marketer to executive: we connected.

VMworld isn't about VMware. It isn't about virtualization. It's isn't about whatever you think it's about.

It's about being in the right place at the right time. It's about listening. It's about putting your ego on pause long enough to listen to another member of the community. Whether that's a Cisco evangelist or a vSphere security guru: we listened to learn.

Everyone I spoke with this week agreed: finding your voice is paramount to success in this whole twitter / blogging thing. Ergo: I submit this post to you, LS.

Listen to the people around you. They're smarter than you. They're wiser than you. And they're more eager to share their experience with you.