To Henk, updated

I recently posted a tribute to Henk Berends, the retiring chairman of our company.

Today I actually delivered the speech, after making some changes, and I’m really, really, really relieved to say it went over extremely well.

The difficult thing about this particular speech is that I wanted to imitate his fairly inimitable speaking style, and so had to actually act out the delivery, rather than just doing it naturally. Which is what … surprisingly … comes most naturally to me.

In any case, it was extremely well-received, and I’m grateful.

We’ll miss you, Henk!