The next "Talking About Tomorrow" open mike conversation will be on Thursday, February 14, at 9 AM Pacific time. Participation is free but advance registration is required.
[Update as of February 1; this event is already oversubscribed. However, we will be happy to put you on a waiting list in case any current registrants have to cancel. And we will be holding another conversation - with another guest - on March 21]
And I am thrilled to announce that our special guest for the day will be Jessica Lipnack, the CEO of NetAge. I truly believe that Jessica knows more about virtual teams and distributed collaboration than anyone on the planet. She and her husband Jeff Stamps (now deceased) first wrote "Virtual Teams: People Working Across Boundaries with Technology" way back in 1997. It has since been updated - the link here is to the 2000 edition on Amazon.com.
Since then Jessica has been an active consultant, researcher, writer, and speaker on managing distributed work and workers, consulting with some of the biggest and best-known global corporations and national governments to enhance organizational and individual productivity.
I cannot begin to say enough good things about Jessica; I'm hoping to seduce her into becoming a regular participant in our monthly calls. In February she'll help us launch the conversation with some thoughts on the "state of the practice" about virtual teams.
As usual, we have room for only about 15 participants, so please let me know right away if you can participate. In return I'll reserve a spot and send you the call-in information.
And, yes, February 14 is Valentine's Day, so let's have a warm, feel-good conversation!