Despite my rather infamous last appearance at a McGill University event, or perhaps BECAUSE of it, I've actually been invited back to my ol' alma mater as part of this year's prestigious Homecoming line-up. I don't believe it either, but I guess what's below confirms that it's real.
Yup, on Saturday, October 17th, I'll be interviewed by the eminent marketing prof Karl Moore in the Classes Without Quizzes CEO Speakers Series. Admission is free (so I promise you that you'll at least get more than you'll pay for), but you gotta reserve tix here. (And since I'll be speaking at such a scholarly event, I had better stop using words like "Yup" and "gotta.")
Don't know where I'll be going with all this, but I had an interesting chat with Prof. Moore earlier this week. Renowned as one of the world's top business thinkers, I know Karl more as an on-ice opponent (and occasional teammate) from our Executive Hockey League. Our brief dialogue went something like this:
KARL:Uh Andy, I checked the time of our event for homecoming, and it's 90 minutes long!
KARL: I usually interview people for about half an hour, then open up the floor to questions for 30 minutes. I don't know what I'll do with an hour-and-a-half.
ANDY: Chill Karl. It's showbiz. I usually need 30 minutes just to clear my throat.
KARL: What are you talking about?
Uh oh. A culture clash indeed. Can't wait. Hope to see you there.