26 ….. BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

I have a new presentation prop.
An egg timer.

My goal is to “push” urgency.” Recall a couple of weeks ago I blogged a China stat. 60,000 new foreign-owned factories opened between 2000 and 2003. Do the math, and that’s one every … 26 MINUTES!

So now I carry an egg timer (assuming the TSA doesn’t confiscate it one of these days) … and set it for 26 minutes as I begin my presentations. Then, as it Beeps (I found one with a truly obnoxious sound), I announce, “Another foreign-owned factory in China coming on line.”

Then I reset the timer.
It has, shall I say, a … Riveting Effect.

Tom Peters posted this on October 15, 2004, in News.
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