Inflight, I’ve met fabulous people. It’s a funny phenomena. A few years ago, I sat next to a man about my age and, during a long delay, we discovered that we both gave a lot of Powerpoint presentations. We passed the time by opening up random Powerpoint presentations on our laptops and sharing them with each other. How geeky is that? And, who would have guessed that I could have found a seatmate so like-mindedly geeky?
I’ve had four more strikes of good luck recently. First , a young PhD student in environmental engineering traveling home from a college reunion. Next, an undergraduate returning from an invited Microsoft recruitment event. She loved it and was hoping for a job when she graduated. My last flights were particularly lucky. Coming home from North Carolina a few weeks ago, I sat next to a mother of 5 who home schools all her children. We are such different people that we might never cross paths during our regular life but, on board, we found philosophical connections and exchanged parenting advice. I gave her our website and hope she takes a look. On the very next flight segment, Read more