Monday, November 23, 2015
The things that people remember always surprise me. Something I said long ago, some little thing I did, something I wrote and long ago forgot. I have a chance encounter with people and they remember something I long ago forgot. A dozen years ago I published a silly article about reporting outcomes arguing that it is not what you say, it is how you say it. I published it because I was angry about someone not valuing my work, someone I mt in a chance encounter, and the journal editor was desperate for a few pages to fill out the next issue. At least once a year, I run into someone who is still citing to that silly thing.
A chance encounter pushed me to write what was essentially a rant, and every year in a chance encounter someone reminds me of it, and tells me how it changed their thinking about their work.
What chance encounter will I have today that will lead to others down the road.