Tomorrow, at the ungodly hour of 6:00am, I will be boarding a plane headed to Seattle for the 2010 Microsoft MVP Summit. This is my first year as a MVP and, like becoming part of any new ecosystem, it comes with a mix of excitement, anticipation and trepidation. It was easy to feel like a rock star at PDC but the MVP Summit is essentially the Microsoft Ecosystem’s rock star conference. I’m sure to meet many people with experience and wisdom far beyond mine and who also are able to articulate it well.
I think a reasonable approach is to meet as many of these people as possible and learn all I can. As one my favorite quotes goes:
“Employ your time in improving yourself by other people’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”
Although, it is my experience that reading is a poor substitute for discussion.
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