Old/New Yankee Writer


G’Day Folks. My name is Sean Keener and I will be a guest blogger/writer for the next few weeks on BaliBlog. Nick is my mate and colleague and I am out here in Bali for almost 3 weeks.

I wrote for this site when it was about 20 times smaller than it is now, so many of you probably don’t know me. Nick will surely continue on the day to day/play by play as he does so well. I will focus on other things like why Chris and I are here, our perspectives, thoughts on BootsnAll/business in bali, and maybe some fun stuff like surfing, woman (Note to Michael Steedman: easy on the “porking” comments or I will ban your arse so you will not be able to post on this site.), and partying.

Why am I here: Chris and I are meeting up with Nick for the BootsnAll year-end meeting. We have historically been in Oregon for our past year-end meetings, but with Chris in Oz, Nick in Bali, and me in Oregon, we figured we’d meet in Bali. We will sit down over the next two weeks and review what we did this past year, where we succeeded, where we failed. We will discuss and set new goals for 2004, but more important than setting the goals, we will figure out a detailed list on “how to” achieve these goals. Setting goals is fun and easy…making them happen is where the fun/hard work comes in.

Behind the Scenes: As Nick has posted, Chris O’Neill, brother of Nick is in Bali for a few more days. Chris has been writing for LondonBlog for about a year now and it is great to see him. He is a quality individual and the blood that Nick and Chris share must have DNA that makes these 2 guys hard working, honest, folks you want to be friends with.

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It is great to see Chris O’Neill and he has been a big supporter of BootsnAll from the very beginning. He hauled me around London for hours per day back in 2000 when we were a fledgling company and had few resources. We attended the ITW travel show that year and he gave of his time and resources without expecting anything in return…ever meet a person like that? It may be rare these days. It is great to know people that have a genuine good heart and like to connect with people. Seems like I meet a lot of folks like this while travelling.

Random Stuff: There are a bunch of folks that I hope to catch up wih these next few weeks (ebong, mick, markus, peter cox, paul callahan, hendra, mark, gerry williams, and others. please SMS Nick if you get a chance and let’s meet up) – Chris from oz is arriving Saturday day, and we are attempting to go out late that night. Being that we feel like old men these days, we’ll see…but we hope to make it to Liquid etc for a rager that night.