Next week at this time, I'll be in Scottsdale, AZ at the Communitelligence Conference listening to my friend, the distinguished Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross, and getting ready for my own presentation a couple of hours later. (How did I get stuck with the time slot right after lunch the second day? I'll have to keep my presentation up-beat or I'll be drowned out by snoring.)
Interestingly, the conference organizer, John Gerstner, suggested the title of my presentation, "LIVING IN GLASS HOUSES: PROTECTING YOUR REPUTATION WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE" --not realizing that "The Glass House" is the nickname of Ford's WHQ in Dearborn where much of the drama of my book Feeding Frenzy takes place.
As the public spat between Ford and Firestone grew nastier, more than one commentator reminded us that "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones."
I'll be sure to blog and Tweet from a thought-provoking conference in Arizona next week.