The engines whir, drowning my thoughts of world conquest (or perhaps more accurately Google's thoughts of world conquest) while reading John Battelles's book The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture. As we pull away from the ground, the mountains, snow capped from recent storms, beautiful in their spring glory, ride with me on my left. The plane's shadow, strong, dims and now ducks under the plane as we turn north eastward towards Boston. Good bye mountains, home, and family for the sixth week in a row, for another few days of "making it work." I'm reaching for the stars but as with the plane, it requires a lot of hard work, engineering, guidance, and good weather to keep gravity at bay.
This week I'm attending the search engine meeting in Boston and tonight have had the pleasure of spending the evening with Stephen Arnold and Dawn Yankeelov. Mr. Arnold is a veteran and visionary of the search engine space and truly someone who understands both the world changing semantic impact of search engine technology and where this industry (and it's defacto leader - Google) is going.
I'm also meeting with a potential channel partner and VC and with any luck will visit the green monster on Tuesday :)