We had a good first meeting on Americanism for the Silicon Valley Junto. Nine people in total, diverse backgrounds (though all in business/tech), and interesting perspectives on this knotty issue of what it means to be American. We had a deliciously wide ranging conversation over lunch. I know there were several people who wanted to come but had other previously scheduled committments – all this tells me that Silicon Valley folks see the value in discussing non-business, non-web2.0 topics since it’s both intellectually refreshing and good for biz since insights are made at the intersections of ideas.
If you’re in the Bay Area, stay tuned to the Meeting Calendar page or the Junto blog for more on the Q2 get-together.
If you’re not in the Bay Area, join the conversation by blogging your thoughts on Americanism…or better yet, start a local Junto group and let me know about it.