I've been in Orlando since Saturday and have attended the first two days of Lotusphere: the Business Development Day on Sunday and the very busy opening day on Monday. I've gone to as many sessions as an
attendee can fit in, given the limitations of being able to be in just one place at one time. I've taken lots of notes and thought about the articles I will write for lotus.com in a few days. And even though I'm
still letting all the details about strategy and new products and future directions percolate and brew, there are a few things I have learned so far.
Three factoids from a slide show in the Dolphin Hemisphere Ballroom before the Opening General Session
-- All polar bears are left-handed.
-- If you want to see a rainbow, face away from the sun.
-- When making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, 96% of all sandwich makers put the peanut butter on the bread before the jelly.
-- "The real benefit of writing is fame, not riches." -- Liz Olsen, Advisor Media, Inc., speaking at the BDD session "Hear All About It! A Business Partner's Guide to Getting Press Attention"
-- No one at home in Tewksbury, MA, wants to hear that it was pretty chilly pool-side at the Sunday night opening reception.
I'll return with more substantive reports later.
Nancy Hannigan, Special Lotusphere blogger
Lotusphere 2005, the first two days
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