40 years ago this exciting new play, addressing the meaning of life’s journey, opened on Broadway. Ben Vereen won the Tony award, Bob Fosse took the award for Choreography but it was Irene Ryan in a scene stealing song who led my peer group to answers to life’s questions. We memorized all the songs long before our personal attendance record reached over a dozen performances.
What do you do to stand out from the blandness? I also think about my bank <sorry, no link, available to personalize it down to my branch>. Yes, my bank! I look forward to cashing checks making deposits and yes, withdrawing money. I know I am going to have an extraordinary time there; from free umbrella loans on a rainy day to samples of the international cuisine (their internationally diverse employees in this branch have actually shared their home made lunches with us and my son and I are all about food and people). Carolyn, Marilyn, Michele, Marie, Kaltoum. I know all their names and can only smile as this fine group of ladies educated my son to how a bank functions and what savings bonds, business loans and checking accounts are all about. His generation knows very little about banks. They have provided the education - up close - and very personal.
Oh the business planning, legal documents, regulatory regalia and various other forms of government red tape. Life is happening in real time and as business becomes more social, businesses need to respond in real time. Have a plan, have a PR crisis process in place, then plunge in and engage.
Everything new is bumped daily by newer, faster, better, at twice the speed as yesterday. Recognize that we all need to be life long learners. Do what you enjoy, share it with the world and not only will you never work another day in your life, but new clients will find you. Really they do.
If the digital native generation is teaching us anything - it's that "there's nothing to be sure of" Explore, embrace change, engage in everything you do.
This is no ordinary play
but it is about ordinary people.
Kendall Square is no ordinary place,
it is filled with some extraordinary people and institutions.
Welcome to Cambridge and Kendall Square, PiPPIN !!
Though it looks like you're all set, we're glad to guide you around. Just give us a call.
In Fact, we'll send over a little calling card today- Welcome to our neighborhood.
*words by Stephen Schwartz and yes, I can still hear the tunes