Monday, January 26, 2009

The first DOUBLE Golden Helicopter Award

We have just bought an Apple Mac laptop for my wife - and the whole experience was unbelievably good!
I first called in at the Apple store and was given 45 minutes of uninterrupted attention - answering all my questions and concerns about transferring from pc - like they will transfer all your files over for you for free and you can get Office for mac for very little, etc. etc.
He then suggested my wife and I ought to come in - and that we could make an appointment online - which we did for 12 noon on a Sunday.
We then got two hours of very patient help and advice (did you know you don't need a virus checker with Apple?)and we ended up buying what is an exquisitely designed piece of kit. The functional and aesthetic design is superb and the software is intuitive - even the packaging is a delight!
I was SO impressed - compared with the nonsense of MS - and all the bad stuff about Vista that I will probably move to Mac myself.
So - for one of the very best experiences ever I give APPLE the first ever DOUBLE GOLDEN HELICOPTER AWARD!

Golden Helicopter Award

Here's a nomination from Steve Jones:

"I would like to bring to your attention two chaps I met last night at a networking
event. They are George Bowler and Oliver Yorke from Hurst Community College in Baughurst, in Hampshire.

They have just launched a local magazine, You may be thinking why on earth you telling me? well, they are both 15!and have suitably impressed people who were at the Basingstoke event last night with the third issue of their
local magazine "The View" and I would like to nominate them for a Golden Helicopter award because they look like
they have well and truly taken off in business despite not even having a National.Insurance. No. and are
preparing to sit their GCSE's this summer?

Here is their email:"

Fantastic! - I'm more than award to give a GOLDEN HELICOPTER AWARD to George Bowler and Oliver Yorke of Hurst Community College.

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Roger Harrop, The CEO Expert, has spent over 25 years leading international business at the highest level, ultimately a plc, putting him in a unique position to deal with contemporary business challenges. He is ranked in the top 10 of Management and Strategy Speakers worldwide by Speaker Wiki and twice voted by the members of The Academy for Chief Executives 'Speaker of the Year' He is an, Oxford, UK based, international motivational business growth speaker who inspires and entertains his audiences with his acclaimed Staying in the Helicopter® programmess. Over 20000 CEOs, business leaders in 40 countries have achieved transformational change through his thought provoking and entertaining talks laced with real-life stories, anecdotes and humour. Roger is an author, accredited SME business advisor, mentor, and independent director and has run businesses for major multi-national corporations. He is a Past-President of The Professional Speakers Association, a former Vice-President of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a Liveryman with The Worshipful Company of Marketers.