I Could Have Missed It All…..

Fathers  Day 2013 6This past week was the annual Sage Summit Partner/Customer Conference  which was held in Washington D.C. at the Gaylord Conference Center and Resort.

I have been to every Sage Summit since its inception and more than a few when  it was Insights.Bill Bo Paul

This Summit was a special one for me and if the doctors are right it will be my  last so it was important for me to attend. Sage gave me the opportunity to say thanks to the Sage Community and also to tell the attendees what’s going on with my health.
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Joe Noll of Lancaster, PA showed me what an incredible human being he is, as  did Dave & Cheryl from LDK Consulting. The love that the Sage community showed me was overwhelming. An example of this was when I was talking to Diana Waterman, an incredible human being and one of my favorite Sage employees, a  gentleman walked up to us that I’ve never met and introduced himself as Pramod Gandhi  from Dubai. In a very humble manner he asked about my health and then he said, “Bill, we are  praying for you in Dubai.” You could have bowled Diana and myself over  with a feather. It was then that I finally understood the global reach that my  LinkedIn Group had accomplished. The entire week was like that for me from Sage executives to partners like Pramod.

I had to conserve my energy so I didn’t go out to the parties. Today I’m wiped  out and know that I will fall asleep right after takeoff but no matter I will take these memories with me on whatever journey I embark on.

Thank you to the following ( I apologize if I’ve left your name off, it’s no  reflection of you, but rather a reflection of my crappy memory)

Joo Sohn / Kevin Rooker / LDK Consulting / Joe Langer / Diana Waterman / Sophie  Leguillette / Himanshu Palsule  /Tammy Mathews/ Connie Certusi /Pascal Houllion / Wayne Schulz/ Lori Schultz / Pramod Gandhi / Danielle Cote / Robert Wood/ Joe Ward / Suzanne Spear / Joe Noll  and of course Marti Wolfson

I do hope and pray that my doctors are wrong in their prognosis because I do want to live longer and spend more time with my sons and I sure don’t want to miss Sage Summit 2014 in Vegas. Please don’t stop being who you are. What I’ve found going through this process is that it doesn’t take much effort to make someone’s day just a little bit better as you did mine.

I have been given money for the purpose of adding to my son’s college fund and also for liver cancer research. I hope this doesn’t come off as pandering but both are great places to donate money.

My mailing address is:
1025 Stratton Drive
Vista, CA. 92083

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7 thoughts on “I Could Have Missed It All…..

  1. Bill

    I was very happy to attend the special recognition ceremony in your honor on the trade show floor. No one is more deserving.

    I also hope the doctors are wrong. I’ll be praying for you.

    Warmly,
    Jeff

  2. “I Could Have Missed It All…..” But you didn’t Bill, you made it. And with your positive attitude you will make it to Summit 2014 and beyond.

    Nicole and I loved seeing you, and we hope and prey we will see you in Vegas, if not before.

    You are an inspiration.

  3. Hi Bill,
    We never got a chance to meet in person, but I did see you walk by as I was sitting in the sports bar. I too hope your doctors are wrong and hope to see you in Vegas next year. All the best.

  4. Bill it was amazing to see and spend some time with you this year. You are an inspiration to all of us. We are praying for you.

    With Love,
    Shaun & Tess

  5. Bill, Sorry that I didn’t get the chance to meet you at Summit. I am hoping that the doctors are wrong and that you will help us all be big winners in Las Vegas in 2014!

    Paul Sita

  6. Bill, your doctors may be wrong. Thank you for being a true person who expresses your honesty and thoughts. You are awesome. Our whole team sends good vibes and warm wishes your way.

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