This was previously posted but we had a blog burp so we're reposting it now. Cheers.

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of being the pleasure of being taken out to dinner by some Google folks up from Mountain View.

There were few surprises, but we all wound up with one unanimous and pleasantly surprisingly opinion: these were very pleasant, amicable folk.

Perhaps it's our genteel, Canadian way, but we were, frankly, expecting alpha geeks with IQs off the charts and frankly little in common and less to talk about. Not so.

I've always heard that Eric Schmidt was dynamic and congenial but with the hallowed reverance that Google carries with it there is an ineffable distance between them, and well, the real rest of the world.

Two lessons here: Don't prejudge. And interpersonal skills are a resume line item.

So, thanks Google.

Have a good one.

~The (SEP) Guy