Posted on September 11, 2011 by Keith
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Today, this isn’t about business. If you want to skip it and come back in a couple of days, I understand. See you Tuesday.
I’m publishing this on 9/11, 10 years after a horrible day changed the world forever. I’ve spent a good part of the day thinking about the subsequent decade and how it was so very different from the 4 others in which I’ve lived that preceded it and I want to use today to share some of those thoughts. I also know we don’t do politics here – I think today we will, although hopefully in a non-partisan way. So here are a few things I remember most about 9/11/01. (more…)
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Posted on July 30, 2010 by Keith
It’s Friday so we’ll start with food, and having just been in Las Vegas, it’s an easy topic to discuss. I think Vegas might be the second-best food city in the country in many ways (behind only NYC, of course). I’ll qualify that by stating that one needs a pretty hefty bankroll to take full advantage of the best of what’s available there, but let’s put that aside for a moment.
Every top practitioner of damn near every cuisine in the world has a restaurant in town. It’s an all-star aggregation, really, and not even New York has as many top chefs (where NYC kills Vegas is in hundreds of high quality ethic dining experiences as well as food carts). Yet with all this quality (and not all of it is expensive) around, you see them lined up at the casino buffets, eating unlimited amounts of food in between blackjack sessions. How does this relate to work? (more…)
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Posted on July 29, 2010 by Keith
I’m in Las Vegas for some business meetings. I love this place, mostly because everyone seems much calmer and happier than in many other places. Looking out my window I can see the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, The Eiffel Tower, a pyramid, a French palace, Venetian gondolas – why spend the money to travel elsewhere when all that good stuff is right here?
No, I didn’t spend all night in the casino and the previous paragraph is not the result of being over-served the free drinks. But it is a business lesson. (more…)
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