Where to find me at Lotusphere - here is a brief overview of where I'll be. When I have nothing scheduled, I'll be at our table in the Foundations Lab. Come by and see me or Ryan Heathers there Monday through Thursday.
Friday Look for Ryan or me in the Lotus Foundations Lab. I'll be arriving at the Dolphin Hotel late in the evening.
Saturday Look for Ryan or me in the Lotus Foundations Lab. I expect to hang out at the hotel, acclimate to the east coast time difference, and work on my presentations. 3:30pm "BALD" - Bloggers Annual Lotusphere Dinner at the Big River Brewery on the Disney Boardwalk
Sunday Look for Ryan or me in the Lotus Foundations Lab. Business development day. Haven't fully decided which sessions I'll be attending. 6:30pm Lotusphere 2010 Welcome Reception - Poolside at the Swan and Dolphin Resort
Monday Look for Ryan or me in the Lotus Foundations Lab. 8:00amOpening session (I will be sitting in the bloggers' area). I have several meetings throughout the day. 8:30pm Business Partner Reception at Disney's Atlantic Dance Hall
Tuesday Look for Ryan or me in the Lotus Foundations Lab. This will be a very busy day for me. I've got a few meetings scheduled in the morning. 4:15pm Come join me for my presentation: IBM Lotus Notes and Me: Maximizing Personal Productivity with Lotus Notes. Best Practices Session, BP302. It will take place at the Dolphin Hotel (Southern II). This session will show both expert and novice Notes users how they can use Lotus Notes coupled with proven best practices to make them immediately more productive. 6:00pm I'll be at the Team Studio Awards Reception - We are a finalist - Can't wait to see how we did! We'll be at the Fresh Mediterranean Market Restaurant - Dolphin Hotel
Wednesday Look for Ryan or me in the Lotus Foundations Lab. 8:00amI will be giving a presentation to theLotus Foundations group in the Lotus Foundations Lab. Will spend the day at a few meetings 5:30pm I have a Birds of Feather session: Getting Things Done with IBM Lotus Notes”. We'll be at the Swan Hotel (Macaw 1).
Thursday Look for Ryan or me in the Lotus Foundations Lab. Closing session - wouldn't miss it. Then off to play mini-golf with the bloggers - watch out windmills, here I come!
Friday Hanging out at the hotel, getting "in" to empty, and doing my weekly review.
Saturday Heading home to my incredible family who will all greet me at the airport with hugs and kisses.
There's still much to do: presentations to prepare, free software giveaways to pack up, and laptops and Blackberries to sync up. I am looking forward to this year's event, which promises to be the best ever.
Fortunately, I know what I need to do and I have a good action management system to help me stay on top of things.
In addition to blogging, I'm trying to get a bunch of video clips from my recent interview with David Allen loaded up on the web. I'll post them to the Notes On Productivity Blog.
I'll post details of my LS10 sessions shortly.
If you want to meet at LS10, get in touch with me and we'll set something up.
2009 has been a whirlwind year for the Mack Family and for me personally and professionally. I took some time to reflect on a few of the accomplishments for this past year as well as some of the goals that I have for 2010:
LOOKING BACK: A few notable accomplishments for 2009
I'm grateful for the love of my wife and children and I'm thankful to be able to serve with an awesome team of professionals at ICA/eProductivity. I also grateful for the group of key business and personal advisors; godly men who have provided guidance and mentoring along the way. LOOKING FORWARD: A few goals for 2010 Lord willing, there are several goals on my list for 2010. These include:
Launch of eProductivity 2.0, (based on Notes 8.5.1)
Presenter at Lotusphere 2010 on using Notes Productively
Introduction of eProductivity versions for mobile and cloud apps
I look forward to teaching for The Master's College again: MGT 430 Technology for Business Decision Making
Travel with my family
I hope to present a paper at the National KM Conference
I plan to present a workshop and main session on High Performance Knowledge Work at KMWORLD
I will be working on my book on High Performance Knowledge Work
Now that I'm done with school, and time-permitting, I hope to spend some time on my hobbies in robotics, CNC, mechanical music, and vintage computing
The cover of the books says "365 Daily Readings" but it actually took me 366 days to complete it. That's not the author's fault; it's mine for falling behind. In any case, I spent the day catching up so I can now cross this project off as completed - at least until I'm ready to read it again.
Despite the title of this post, I won't presume to write book review of the Bible. As the inspired Word of God, it needs no review from me and there's nothing that I can say other than I am deeply moved, convicted, challenged, and inspired each time I read it. What I will write about is the format for this particular Bible. It's the New International (NIV) Translation which I really enjoy for casual reading. (For in-depth study of the Scriptures, I prefer a more traditional study Bible in either NKJ or NASB translation and I found it helpful to keep a study Bible at hand for those times I wanted to dig deeper.)
What I really appreciate is the presentation of the scriptures in chronological order. It reads as a story and the chronological reference makes it easier to consider the events in context. In addition, the editor, Dr. F. LaGard Smith, provides an ongoing narrative in the form of a brief commentary at the start of each day's reading to set context. This is my second time reading through this particular Bible cover-to-cover and I have enjoyed the experience. If you desire to read through the whole of God's Word in one year and leave the experience with a good contextual and topical overview, I can certainly recommend this approach.
Over the years, I have given away several of these Bibles to friends. Apparently the version I own has been updated. You can find the current version on Amazon here.