1996 Redux?

Comment: One of the dangers of a conference with lots of over 40 senior executives is that many people have the battle scars that enourage them to look back as frequently as they look forward.
While those lesson learned are enormously valuable, it seems to be that it’s critical to look forward–to find the place in the curve where the growth explosion–the tipping point–can be engineered and focus most on that. That’s where the blend of skill sets, industries, and ages in the audience should provide a level-set effect–there is nothing more tiresome than listening to people talk about how they are drinking their own kool aid.
Conclusion: Evolving consumer behavior patterns trump prior executive experience..just watch what place you pick in the curve.