News today about the departure of Richard Pinder, Publicis Cheif and James Murdoch in as heir apparent to the Murdoch empire got me thinking about being at the top.  That old saying, it’s lonely at the top…I think it must be true.  In fact, a couple of weeks ago at our annual conference in Salt Lake City I walked right by our CEO (of Adobe), Shantanu.  And he wasn’t talking to anybody.  Did I seize the day and introduce myself and thank him for coming to our event?  No.  I walked by.  Afterwards I was kicking myself thinking why didn’t I say hello.  He isn’t an alligator who is going to bite my arm off.  Wonder if I’ll ever get that chance again.  Maybe not.  I’ll tell you what, next time I get a chance to say hi and thank a really senior person at any huge company, I’m going to do it.  Maybe you already do, but if you don’t, consider stepping out of your comfort zone and saying hello!  It’s lonely at the top…