When Moses Znaimer began redirecting his money making schemes to the baby boomers, I was intrigued and hopeful that he'd bring value to our lives. After all, I am a baby boomer and even though life is good, I was hoping Moses could help make it better.
So, I subscribed to his Zoomer magazine and quickly concluded it was a whole lot of glossy fluff about nothing. I attended one of his trade shows (in fact I wrote about it here in this blog) and again, I zoomed through all of the exhibits in minutes. There was nothing there of value.
Moses continues to position himself as the spokesman for all things related to my generation, the boomers. Sadly, there are many thousands who read every word he writes and listen to every ad on his radio stations so he must be feeling pretty good about his ventures right about now. Too bad my fellow boomers have lost their ability to think critically.
His latest venture makes me laugh. It's his "13th Annual ideacity Conference" where "you'll hear 50 Big, New ideas, and meet the big personalities who have them". For the record, I have not been asked to present any of my ideas and I'm not the least bit resentful.
The first hint this conference will be a bust is their sponsor, Research In Motion, which last time I looked is tanking and laying off thousands as they try to stay afloat. Maybe Nortel will be a sponsor next year (if there is a next year).
However, the Songstress, Jann Arden will, I'm sure, offer up at least one of the 50 Big ideas. We all know how famous she is for her Big ideas. I must also mention Big idea man, the Boogie Woogie Pianist, Michael Kaeshammer. And then there is historian Thomas de Wesselow who will offer up at least one Big idea on The Shroud of Turin. Sheesh. What the hell is that all about?
The best part of this scam is the price. You get a pass for the entire three day conference for only $3500.00.
I'll offer up one Big idea for free right here and now. TAKE A PASS! SAVE YOUR MONEY! Come to a Whiskey Jack show at the Cadillac Lounge sometime and we promise to give you $3500 worth of ideas and all it will cost will be a beer and a plate of great fries.