mandatory meeting

Today’s memo from our company president:
From: Henderson, Ray
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 7:58 AM
To: InformIT Teams
Subject: Updated: Strategy Offsite–Final Plan
When: Thursday, May 10, 2001 10:00 AM-4:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Indiana (East).
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Importance: High
Update: I tasked Bill Hayes with finding a quiet, meditative place appropriate for a strategy review. I’m pleased to let you know that he’s found an unused suite at the Speedway. He’s told me that there’s nothing going on there this time of year, and the suites above the start/finish line allow a contemplative setting and nice view of a serene infield. He’s assured me there’s a nice wall for projecting screenshots, and good glare control despite what he says are large windows directly over the track below. I credit him also for his attention to the symbolism:
“We’ll get special passes for the pits, and send envoys down in rotation…as they return to the group we can welcome them back from this archetypal hell-journey in a ceremony I’ve adapted from aboriginal ghost dances. We’ll see into each others souls, and embrace each other as brothers and sisters of the Great Mother. Trust me, I’ve looked at themes from the Hindu, Sufi, Taoist, and Zorastrian traditions–this aboriginal theme is the perfect marriage for our venue.”
Please share this appt with your departments. Attendance is mandatory for full staff.
Our Agenda:
clothing: casual, jeans and tshirts, eye and headgear. Camera’s ok. (no shorts/tanktops allowed in hell-journey ceremony)
early am: a productive hour or two in the office early.
10:00 am: assembly for a brief team meeting
10:30 departure in car pools
11-4: meeting in session, refreshments provided
4:00 departure

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