Ideas, Events, People

Ideas, Events, People

Riding in a taxi headed back to the airport after a work trip to Chicago several years ago, I spotted a bumper sticker on the car in front of us. It said, “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
Before I had a chance to comment on it, my friend and co-worker piped up, “Hey Brett, I’ve got an idea about an event. It involves some people.” Hungover and punchy from three days working a trade show, we had a good laugh at that.
I didn’t know it at the time, but the quote is widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. I was reminded of this anecdote because for the last few months, the NASA National staff has been consumed with generating ideas for an event that involves a lot of people: the NASA Championships Presented by Toyo Tires.
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