Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Buffet Line

Official seal of Las Vegas

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? Continue reading

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Fantasy Island


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. Continue reading

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Do Yourself A Favor

Ten Indus scripts discovered near the northern...

It was yet another innocuous piece of LinkedIn group spam – you probably get them in your in-box all the time as well.  Unlike most of the others I get on a regular basis, this one really caught my eye and I read it over a few times to make sure I hadn’t misread it.  Unfortunately for the author , I hadn’t.   But I did get a good laugh out of it and maybe you will too.  Maybe you’ll also do yourself a favor and learn from it. Continue reading

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