We climb on airplanes, find our seat, stow our bags, sit & buckle up. Exhale. We made it …. again. Business travel ritual. We check out our seat mate … and decide to say hello — or read … sleep … dive into our device. Sometimes the polite acknowledgments lead to a good conversation … and sometimes, a fantastic conversation with sharp thinking, funny anecdotes, cool ideas.
Chris and I met tonight on this flight from LGA to DFW — he’s an anti-aging doctor with his own line of vitamins, and I’m a digital chica for a healthcare company. Perfect combo for riffing on healthcare and patient benefits. I care about building & providing digital capabilities that patients can access to improve their vision care outcomes. Chris cares about creating & providing efficacious treatments that gives his patients healthier, more satisfying lives. Ideas began to flow … building one upon another as the plane door closed & the tarmac taxi began …. and it hit us … this kind of Tarmac Thinking happens when random algorithms mesh humans into seating charts.
So, we’re at +30,000 feet above who-knows-what US town inviting other airborne souls to share your Tarmac Thinking. Let’s see what flies … sorry, just could not resist it … ha!