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SIT DOWN DOCTOR BOB.

Here's the deal...every year I go to the TED conference, which is the most amazing conference ever.

Why so amazing? Because each speaker's got only 18 minutes - amazing speeches that get right to the point. Whether it's the guy who discovered DNA, or the guy who's planning private orbital space flights, or Al Gore revealing An Inconvenient Truth.

So, why can't a speaker at the Account Planning Group conference stick to his 40 minute allotment without going 20 minutes over? I mean, it's not like we're splitting the atom here.

Hey, just asking.

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Completely agree. It's rude, arrogant and it wasn't like he was especially illuminating.

Agreed. And the rousing sympathy applause after was bizzare. That experience plus the quiet acceptance of the Cheskin 101 class demo'd the true patience of a room full of planners. Wisdom of crowds?

Speaking of TED... Shouldn't a conference about "inspiration" or "creativity" be more like TED? ie Inspirational and/or creative

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