- Because the majority of people in the room were coaches from all different sports, the conversations were more collaborative and genuine. Sharing a good idea was less likely to come back and be used against you in a recruiting situation.
- People stayed and participated in the event from start to finish. Many conferences hit a point where the energy wanes and people prefer to check out the local sights and nice weather instead of sitting in the conference ballroom - that wasn't the case at this event. The diversity of presenters, the format and pace kept attendees engaged throughout the event.
- It became apparent that recruiting is a constant tension between industrial and artisan approaches.
What is your favorite example of great artisan work?