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I'm taking a little vacation … and for the first time in the 20+ years that I've been doing MNB, I don't have my laptop with me.   I'm off the grid.

Sort of.  I have my iPhone.  (It is my camera.). But I'm not writing.  Anything.

I do this with a certain amount of trepidation.  What happens, I ask myself, if Walmart buys Amazon, or Amazon buys Walmart?

And then I answer myself:  Well, they're just going to have to do it without you.

I'd like to think you all would have the decency to wait to make any big moves until I return, but that's not the way things work.  I have some experience with this - I was taking a few days off when my dad died, and then Amazon announced it was buying Whole Foods, and I came back to write the news and offer some commentary.  (As a historical curiosity, I will point out to you that this happened five years ago - tomorrow.  Go figure.)

But this time, I'm not coming back to write anything.

I hope you won't begrudge me this time away.  I'll tell you all about it when I return, and I think it is a pretty good bet that I'll bring back some videos and business lessons to share.

MNB will be back on Monday, June 27.  (When all is said and done, I'm only taking seven work days off.)  While I'm gone, the MNB archives are, as always, open for your perusing pleasure.  And you can watch years of videos - Innovation Conversations, assorted interviews with authors and innovators, not to mention FaceTime commentaries - here.

I look forward to getting back in the saddle … but I'm not going to lie - I'm also looking forward to getting off the horse for a little bit.

Sláinte!!