I saw Rick Segal in Toronto last week. Being a VC, Rick gave me an inexpensive gift--a cold. I took it home with me. A week later, Pat Phelan flew in from Ireland. He gave my wife Paula a gift from Waterford Crystal. In return, I gave him Rick's cold which he took back home with him. He was so moved, that he blogged about it.
Next Tuesday, Pat will be hosting a blogger dinner at Taste of Thailand, the restaurant where he once was chef. He says he's going to honor us by stepping into the kitchen to fix us something special.
This is an example of how social networking spreads things globally rapidly. My question is this: If I hear coughing or sneezing in the kitchen, should Rick and I leave?