Spent the day at the annual company meeting at Safeco Field in Seattle. What a spectacle – 15,000 employees were there and lots of groups had identifying apparel like scarfs or jackets creating a patchwork in the sea of people. MSN had colored fleece hats which looked great and came in handy in the cold. The demos were really inspiring – just when you think it’s just the same old thing they’d bust something out in something as mundane as Excel that would make the whole audience go, "Oh!!!" and clap. My mind was blown quite a few times and it made me really happy to be a part of this. The next year is going to be really incredible – so many cool products hitting the market and new areas just starting to be explored. It’s so amazing to realize how fast things have been moving and that we are at the beginning of this industry. I’m loving the ride.
If you haven’t seen the video of Bill Gates and Napoleon Dynamite, check it out!