Two times two

by Volker Weber


Rob Novak is a great guy. He is admired by many as a successful businessman with excellent skills. His Lotusphere sessions have been rated amongst the best of the best for many years. It's very hard to find any fault with him.

But sometimes Rob makes a mistake.

Case in point is his Collaboration University training events. He had me confused. There are actually two of them. No, not one in Kansas City and one in London. I mean there are two different ones. One about Quickr and Sametime, and the other one about Notes and Domino. The Quickr/Sametime events are over, and as always were highly rated.

The Notes/Domino events are coming up next month. Again, one in Kansas City and one in London. If you want to learn about Notes/Domino 8 consider going there. Yes, the usual suspects (read: the celebrity speakers) are there. But that is not the point. If you ever visited one of Rob's presentations, you will know that you learned stuff you can use when you get back to work. If you haven't, take my word for it:

Our approach at Collaboration University is unique -- a deep dive into a specific product that serves as a "full course", providing you with the information you need to be productive with Lotus software.

You'll START with the basics, and progress RAPIDLY to complex topics that build on each other.

In addition, we'll provide you with foundational materials that are the underpinnings of the products -- directory services (LDAP), mail routing, firewalls, and development tools -- so you have a complete, well-rounded educational experience.

I told you, Rob is a smart businessman. You know what? He sponsored Smart, eh? :-)

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Now you got ME confused. What's the mistake here?

Benjamin Stein, 2007-08-17

Was the mistake that he sponsored ;-)

Stuart McIntyre, 2007-08-17

Smarty pants.:-)

The mistake was to run two different events under much the same branding. Many people, amongst them your's truly, did not realize that Rob was also running a Notes 8 event. Which is a very timely offer.

Volker Weber, 2007-08-17

Hear Rob talk about Collaboration University here.

Bruce Elgort, 2007-08-18

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