I'm on a crazy day-trip to Philadelphia PA - to present the outcomes from the academic literature review that Peter and I have done for PMI on risk management - what does the literature in finance, behavioural economics, psychology, sociology have to say of relevance to how we think about and practice risk management in projects, programmes and portfolios.
So I won't get much time to appreciate Philly. I wondered about doing a manic tour of the downtown to see the Liberty Bell, the LOVE statue in the JFK square, and to eat a cheesesteak. Then I thought that I'd appreciate the place more just by having a chilled time, talking to people, and making memories of my own.
So - I appreciated my yellow cab driver from the airport last night - Ibrahim - really friendly and polite.
And I appreciated the gift from PMI - a book that I've read through the night (jet-lag!!) written by Jonah Berger from the Wharton School, University of Philadelphia on why things (ideas, products, etc) catch-on. It's called Contagious. Highly recommended.
Might just manage a cheesesteak later though!