There was the usual opening, inspiring talk by Anne Bryant, and phenomenal performance by the Skyelight Jazz Band, but the "buzz" was the video Anne showed "Shift Happens" by a person in Littleton,CO. No, I didn't write it down but I bet it's on the website? FW de Klerk's [more info on de Klerk here and here - links added by KF] talk about Global Leadership (effective change management) was better than I expected. He referenced the video more than once.Update 4-15-07: Another post on de Klerk's speech and Did You Know/Shift Happens here.
For any folks that are coming to this blog for the first time due to this - welcome, and I invite you to join the conversation here on The Fischbowl. You might want to check out the About This Blog post or this post for more info about the purpose of this blog, as well as the following links for more background information on the “Shift Happens” presentation:
- You can find the original Did You Know/Shift Happens presentation, the sources, and the original context at this post.
- You can find Scott McLeod's version (that removes my school-specific slides and improves the look) here on Scott's blog (this is most likely the version that was shown).
- I recently posted a follow-up that will give you some more information about how the presentation has spread around the world, as well as some thoughts about what I’d do differently.
- And we are working on creating a “new and improved” version that you can read about here and here.
- You might also be interested in two other presentations: What If? and 2020 Vision.