Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Great One

Ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky, Chicago, Illinois
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I spoke today with someone who has a great love for and knowledge of hockey.   While I share his love I’m afraid I’m way behind in the knowledge department despite my having been immersed in the game for many years.  We were chatting about the uncertain times in which we live and how much time I spend working with companies trying to sort through where they are and how they’ll succeed despite the current circumstances.  His response was to recall one of hockey’s most famous quotes.
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Top Chef

Last night was the finale of Top Chef. If you’re watching the show but didn’t catch last night’s program, quit reading because the rest of this post is about the business lessons we can learn from the winners and losers and you might not know who they are yet. But for those of you who do know (or don’t care), there are a few important takeaways from how the judging went down. The three finalists – Carla, Hosea, and Stefan – were dramatically different personalities and it was those personalities as much as their cooking skills that determined the outcome. Continue reading

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The Real Deal

I was watching Anthony Bourdain the other night on the Travel Channel.  For you foodies out there, his No Reservations is consistently one of the best of the “foodologues” out there.  This week, his program was about disappearing NYC restaurants.  If you haven’t seen the show, I’d urge you to find it and not just for the food.  You see, for those of us who grew up in and around NYC, the real food served in these places is going the way that the real Times Square did.  Continue reading

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