Every year I look forward to PPE in NYC and this year was no exception! I spoke at the Apple store on 5th Ave and wow…that place is the center of the MAC universe, so cool. Then I was really looking forward to the next morning and seeing Seth Godin speak at that NY Times building! I had purchased a 3 pack of Tribes in order to get a VIP ticket and secure my entry. Then I let my friends know on Twitter and the rest is well…covered by Dane
– October 22nd, 2008
The following is a true story that I still can barely believe:
So, I’m boarding my plane for NYC last night and I get a Twitter from my friends Joy and Jules that they too are taking the red-eye to JFK for PPE. I’m thinking how cool it is that Twitter connected me with dear friends and split our car ride to the city three ways. Sweet!
With our plans in place for the morning, I settled into my comfy JetBlue seat and read my book (which just happened to be the all new Tribes by Seth Godin). Little did I know that the power of Twitter (and Providence) was just beginning to show…
I landed a bit before Jules and Joy did so I grabbed everyone coffee and met them at the gate. While I was waiting, I got a Twitter from my buddy J Sandifer. He said he saw our twitters and wondered if I was up for making it downtown to go see Seth Godin! Can you believe the coincidence? The only catch was I needed to make it there by 7:15am which gave us about 25 minutes.
We went for it but traffic was thick and I Twittered J and asked for help. Even though he had his own ticket, he decided to be the hero and totally hooked us up. I was thrilled that we were going to have a chance to hear Seth speak. Ha! Once again, Providence had another idea…
When we arrived, we walked right into Seth himself! As some of you who’ve received my book already know, Seth was kind enough to read and endorse it on the back cover and I finally had a chance to thank him in person. It was a pretty surreal and humbling experience to hand him a signed copy of my book while he was signing his for me.
Seth’s program was off the charts. His invitation to define marketing as leading is a mind blowing concept that left me with a sense of responsibility and anticipation. What a prize! As if that wasn’t enough, Seth then opened things up for questions and after answering mine gave me the lone (and invaluable) Purple Cow in an actual Milk Carton!
He also just happened to plug my book two or three times from the stage. Did I mention I’m having a good day? Ask my friends… I was beaming and blushing at the same time.
Many of you know how much I love New York but today it went to an entirely new level. I was so excited, I just had to share. Bless you guys…
Tags: dane sanders, j sandifer, joy bianchi brown, jules bianchi, seth godin, tribes
Seth did not dissapoint and Dane had some terrific face time at the event…I recorded it with my Flip video:
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