We are just 3 weeks into our book tour. Jeffrey and I have been splitting most of the cities because of all the bookings. I was the lucky one who went to Minneapolis. Even with a few travel delays and some intersting posturing by the hotel clerk about how "I booked a smoking room," seems so did the 6 or so people before and after me – however they booked on Expedia & Priceline – and they either dealt with the fumes or found their way to the Days Inn; I still had a great time.
I had to head to the NBC affiliate at 5:30am to film a segment, head off to the magnificent James J Jill Business library for an excellent event (more on that one shortly – the podcast should be available soon), and then rush back off to the TV station once more. I don’t know why but I figured if this was going to be my first trip to Minneapolis I should go visit the Mall of America. Well my good friend Brian Carroll came by the hotel to pick me up and give me the tour.
One of the first things Brian and I did was head to the Barnes & Noble, his excellent book on B2B lead generation came out the same day as "Waiting for Your Cat To Bark?," and we signed all of our books in the store.
We walked the mall for several hours admiring the architecture and the who’s who of stores when we finally caught up with our mutual friend Dan Janal of PRleads fame for dinner.
I’m looking forward to being home with the family all of next week. I wish everyone a wonderful 4th of July. My next stops are Seattle, Mountain View and back to the east coast and Washington D.C. Hope I run into you soon, don’t forget to bark ?