This is an excellent, inspirational video. Thanks so much for posting it.
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a diplomat. However the internet industry was taking off, so instead I created a career in international marketing and public relations initially for internet companies and then ultimately using internet technologies exclusively to accomplish those marketing and communications goals in the 2.0 space. I learned early in my career that my role was simply the private-sector version of diplomacy. Seeing how it dovetails so nicely with work in the public sector at the current stages of my career is a personal joy and energy source.
Whether I’m on the public or the private side, whenever I’m connecting two people or groups, speaking at a conference, or negotiating a business deal or an idea, I’m acting in that diplomatic capacity, and I can certainly say mine has been a dream realized. 😉
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