Thursday, August 27, 2009
A busy week
This week has been the culmination of 6 months of thinking, planning and preparing. We have been planning this GM meeting for 30 people from our company, people from all over the world. We have people here right now from Australia, England, France, Germany, South Africa, Korea, China, Mexico, and India. I have been lucky enough to help participate in all of the planning of this event and, because of that, I get to hang out in the woods for most of the day. It totally beats sitting in the office. I think there is a big possibility that I may not be able to go back to that. Yesterday we divided everyone up into teams for the Build-A-Boat competition. Everyone was given the same number of sheets of cardboard (I think it was 8) and 1,000 ft of duct tape. They then had to construct a water-worthy craft and then float it. Each team had an hour to complete the task. As an added bonus, each team was able to answer some brain teasers and if answered correctly, they got to have their boats wrapped in bubble wrap. Surprisingly, 2 of the boats made it to the buoy and back (about 25 feet), 1 made it to the buoy but started taking on water on the way back. Needless to say they ended up in the water. The fourth team had an incredibly buoyant boat, too buoyant in fact. They were able to paddle about two times and then the boat flipped them. Below are some pics of the event.