My year in review 2008


Thought I’d jot down some of the things that went down for me in the year that was 2008.

But before I do that, I thought I’d summarise , simply, this year was full of amazing people. I feel so privileged every day that I get to meet and hang out with cool, smart and inspiring people.

To everyone who had an influence in me becoming a better person this year, thank you! Most of you know who you are (you’re probably referenced in the post somewhere) and some of you are just so awesome that you have no idea of your impact.

This year was also full of travelling and speaking. I think I developed more as a public speaker this year more than any other.

Just for fun, I compiled a Wordle of all of the keywords from the feedback given at all of my talks this year.

session feedback wordle 2008

And now the gory details of my year:

Professionally, 2009 looks like i”s going to be a big year. Things will change at work with new leadership and the sad departure of, IMHO, one of the last managers who “gets it”. We’ll find out this time next year I guess.

Thanks for being a part for 2008, and I look forward to an even more exciting 2009!