On one small issue (SUBSTANCE) I had troubles yesterday. My "value added" message works better in the U.S. & Ireland & Singapore & Dubai than in resource-rich Saudi. (And with the Chinese Breakout, expect energy demand & oil prices to remain stratospheric.) But "it" went well. Hence, here in London, I had a mini-epiphany. And I've encapsulated it in a new Title for my presentations: ENTERPRISE ON FIRE. I figured out that what I'm really "selling" is not a "detailed strategy" (much as I see it that way), but a "State of Mind." Said "state of mind" encompasses and glorifies: Energy & Technicolor & WOW & Spirit & Entrepreneurial Spunk & Risk-taking & Wild and Woolly Innovation & Outrageously Cool Talent & Freaks & Service & Gasp-worthy (my new fav term) Experiences & Passion per se & Compassion & Grace & Independence and Individualism-at-Work & Inspired Failures & Great Leaps of Faith & Bet-the-Company (or Career) Projects.
And: This Idea (or Agenda) (ENTERPRISE ON FIRE) is as practical (necessary) in Saudi as in the U.S.A. Hence, it apparently resonates in both. (Hence, my continued employment!)