Sometimes when you sit down at a rubber chicken conference lunch, you get rubber chicken. Sometimes you get a real meal and nice chat with interesting people. And SOMETIMES you get a great lunch and a conversation with people so interesting that before you know it the waiters are setting up for dinner.
And so it was at VizThink last week. Late to lunch from closing out my own workshop, I sat down at the first available seat, and started talking with Scott and Rebecca from Maga Design in DC. Within minutes we were sharing stories about crazy clients, how to market a book, back-of-the-napkin sketches, the role of "design" in "business", and a whole slew of other topics that were fascinating, but that I -- being in conference mode -- promptly forgot.
But not Rebecca. When I logged on to email an hour later, she sent through her lunch napkin. Wow: it works.