Hello from Boston’s gorgeous Back Bay! It’s been a busy and exciting day that started with checking the #INBOUND13 Twitter feed (I think we are going to break the internet this week), dropping my son off at summer camp, and then a long drive to Boston. To get me in the Inbound mood, I brought along HubSpot’s opening keynote speaker, Seth Godin, in the form of his audio book “The Icarus Deception.” The gist of this book is do what you love with all your heart, create “art,” and be brave enough to venture outside your comfort zone.
I highly recommend “The Icarus Deception” and another of Godin’s books I read this summer, “The Dip,” to anyone experiencing a career rut, or in need of a life reboot.
Boston holds a lot of personal memories for me: really really good and really really bad. The bad memories are long gone, and I’m just happy to be back; this is a week I’ve looked forward to for months, and it’s going to be fantastic.
HubSpot commissioned a great iPhone app for this conference, so while at dinner tonight I planned my schedule for the next three days. Here are the sessions I’ve selected for tomorrow:
“We are all Inbound Now: The Epic Shift in Posture” – Seth Godin (!)
“CTRL ALT Delete” – Mitch Joel
“Why You Suck at Brainstorming” – Jason Keath
“The Kids Love It. (And You’re Irrelevant.)” – Kara Swisher
“Making Boring Industry Content Work for Your Business” – Dan Moyle
“Show Up to Your Dreams” – Whitney Johnson
“The Power of Humility” – Rick Turoczy
“You Must be Present to Win” – Christopher Carfi
“HubSpot Keynote” – Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah
“Inbound Job Search” – David Meerman Scott (brilliant!)
“The Art of Foolishness” – Joel Mark Witt
“The Power of Social Capital and the Four Degree Advantage” – Porter Gale
“Can Marketing Save the World?” – Jeff Rosenblum
“Confluence: How Clarity and Culture Merge to Create Community” – John Jantsch
“Mile: 25” – Jarret Barrios
“Stop Ruining & Start Rewarding Everyday Moments” – Brian Wong
I am exhausted just thinking about tomorrow’s agenda. Time for bed!