So, I get a call from my friend Scott Kavanagh, who runs a nice, tight little ship called The Art of Productions, a management training event company.
Scott wanted to tell me about his upcoming Art of Management event in Toronto next week, and asked if perhaps you FOPs would be interested in learning a bit about it.
I've done some work for Scott in the past, speaking at his Toronto and Vancouver events, but despite that, this blog has to maintain its integrity, and not degenerate into some sort of free-for-all plug-fest...so I ask him what makes it Pow!-worthy.
"Well, it stars Tom Peters and Marcus Buckingham." he says.
Thunder and lightning indeed, yes. Two of the most legendary names in the management field. Magna-selling authors and rockstar stage presence both.
But no Surprise.
"It also stars David Allen," he continues.
David Allen! A mentor, the guru of Getting Things Done, and the guy who wrote the afterword to my oft-mentioned Pow! book. A great speaker, every word a jewel...but I'm actually having lunch with him next week, so again, no Surprise here.
I could almost hear the beads of sweat forming on Scott's brow when he counters "How about this--Jeff Jarvis can't make it, and is being replaced by Mitch Joel."
Equally as impressive, a fearsome foursome, and Scott couldn't have found a better pinch-hitter for Jeff than the lava-hot Mitch. But there's a tinge of sadness here, as Jeff is recovering from a pretty serious surgery. Again, a nice new item, a little unexpected, but no whopping Surprise.
And then Scott unloaded his cannon.
"Not only is Mitch replacing Jeff, but he'll be wearing the same outfit Lady GaGa wore on Saturday Night Live last week!" (see below)
Holy Jeez! The Man In Black resplendent in ebony two-piece and goggle-shades, surrounded by Saturn-like rings? Scalpers are already lining up.
Now you're talking, Scott! Too bad I'm booked at a McGill University event that day, or I would be front row.
But that shouldn't stop you folks reading this. Those in or around the Toronto area next Friday, there hasn't been a better foursome since Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (ask your parents).
Sign up here, now!