Thursday, 2 April 2009

Can you buy this?

I am in Bilbao at a meeting of the European Association of National Productivity Centres. Besides our weighty discussions, we meet informally and share meals, conversations and so on. Last night I got involved in a discussion with two Belgians and a Finn about the intelligence of pigs and how it compares to other creatures.

Such conversations - perhaps meaningless in the great scheme of things - are often a real delight .. and oddly enough help shape the way you think about the world ... so they are not unproductive.

They also remind you why videoconferencing and online conferencing - good as they are - are not a substitute for face-to-face communications.

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