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.
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