Report from America: Stanford University

By March 9, 2006Report from America

Report from AmericaAs we mentioned below, the blogger-in-chief was in sunny Palo Alto, California yesterday speaking to the Stanford Breakfast Series on the topic of negotiation. There was a great turnout (a testament to the marketing prowess of the Stanford folks, not to the delivery), and they even sold out of both copies of the best book ever written on negotiation which they had socked in for the speech. We signed a few copies, with the caveat that signed copies, as it turns out, are worth less than unsigned copies. Sad, really.

Thanks to Janet Wright and David Demarest of Stanford. Dave did an introduction that was way too flattering, but the crowd was awake and responsive. Drove past the Linear Accelerator, whatever the heck that is, but it’s really impressive. Also met Richard Reis, who’s the Executive Director of Stanford’s Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing. They are a great group with a very interesting site. We predict more collaboration between us and them in the coming months, and maybe a return visit to Stanford, one of the truly great universities in the world.

Here’s a link to the outline from yesterday’s speech. It was also videotaped, and we’ll post a link to that as soon as we have it. Sorry, there won’t be any whoppers a la Tom Friedman in there, but it won’t put you to sleep, either

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  • Larry Hughes says:

    You should have stopped and said hello to Paul Ehrlich, tenured professor at Stanford, who is now listed among David Horowitz’s 101 most dangerous academics in America. You probably haven’t heard his name since his book on global cooling, or was it the Malthusian population explosion? The latter, I think. He said the U.S. population would be reduced to 25 million by the year 2000. These guys–Common Barrier was another–remind me of the “When I was a Lad” aria from Gilbert and Sullivan. (“Stay close to your desk, and never go to sea, and you may all be rulers of the Queen’s navy”). In their case it’s more a matter of be as wrong about science as humanly possible, but be politically correct, and you may all become tenured professors at an elite university.