On Day 4 of my 2013 SXSW experience, this happened:
After listening to Brian Solis interviewing Shaq, I walked by him at the Samsung Blogger’s Lounge where he had been talking some more about his ventures into new technology and why he considers himself “the tallest geek in the world.” He saw me and said, “hey little lady,” and yes, I will admit, I slightly swooned as I replied back, “hi big guy.” We snapped a quick pic and I walked away with a smile.
It wasn’t just because I got the chance to meet the retired b-baller, but because he shared some of the insight into what makes him such a success in life – and online too, where he has almost 7 million followers on Twitter. Shaq’s whole belief, like so many others who’ve excelled in the field, is to be genuine. And that he definitely is – as I experienced!