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DAC is Like the Tour De France Cycling Race

I have been watching the Tour De France cycling race and it reminds me a lot about DAC. There is the mad sprint in the last weeks before the show to get the customer input and marketing ready. There is the massing of the exhibitors on Sunday with the EDAC and Gary Smith kick-off events. The well-known players are back this year, but the up and coming competitors will be on Smith's and Cooley "Must See" lists. Meetings are held to drive the main pack, the peloton, into a new direction or pace. Announcements are made to pull away from the crowd and get the buzz leadership. And finally on Thursday, the last stage, we are tired but fulfilled, knowing for another year we have made a difference for designers world-wide.

If you want to step back in time, you can check out the EDACafe 2008 DAC Videos. EDACafe will, of course have video interviews at the 2009 event. You can always email me graham@edacafe.com to find out more.

+Graham

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Comment by Dan Nenni on July 20, 2009 at 10:25pm
I think a trade show is like a box of chocolates, mostly chocolate but also some nuts.
Comment by Sean Murphy on July 16, 2009 at 12:23am
I think a trade show is more like a stage hunt. It's a an effort by a collection of firms to create a larger shared opportunity that even when divided yields each of them a larger benefit than if they prospected separately. Any one hunter or set of hunters can defect from the larger hunt and either hunt on their own or form a smaller hunting party, but if they would have been better off with a smaller share of a larger pie, at some point they will return.
Comment by Graham Bell on July 15, 2009 at 2:15pm
Mark, I think you will take the yellow jersey this year! You have a strong team to keep you out front.
Comment by Mark Gogolewski on July 15, 2009 at 1:46pm
and for how long?
Comment by David Lin on July 15, 2009 at 9:54am
I guess the burning question is: "who's got the yellow jersey?"

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