Monthly Archives March 2018

Making the Best of Life’s Delays

  If you don’t get stuck in an airport at least occasionally then you don’t travel enough. For years I have seen people go from elated and excited for their trip to becoming rabidly ridiculous due to inconvenience interrupting a vacation. For some the imperfect flight connection can ruin your business life, strain relationships, and add extra pounds to the frame. What we must realize is that a majority of the time you are literally unable to do anything about it. So why not promise yourself you’ll make the most of it?  Turn that frown upside down! Recently I had
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Do You Leave a Tip at the Hotel?

  On my last business trip I tipped the Uber and Taxi drivers, the bellman, room service, the shuttle driver, the waiter, the shoe shine guy, the concierge gal. And then I neglected leaving a tip in my hotel room, even though I usually do. What is the difference between everyone else and the hotel housekeeping staff? We interact personally with all of the other people and feel a certain sense of obligation, or opportunity to give something back. As I left my hotel room after a quick visit (only slept a few hours) I am not sure why, and
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When To Stick Your Hand in the Toilet

  This week I received a very troubling email from our son’s teacher. It was addressed to all parents of boys in the classroom. Apparently someone had pulled one of the many handmade paper snowflakes hanging from the ceiling and stuck it in the toilet of the boys bathroom. This was brought to our teacher’s attention by another teacher, and now the boys were in trouble as a group, not able to go to recess, or continue with class, until someone either came forward to fess up or go fetch the paper snowflake from the toilet. Let me first say
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What is Your Company’s Signature Move?

  I am typing this blog post on an Apple MacBook Pro, even though there is another laptop company with my last name on it. You are wearing NIKE, Reebok, or Adidas shoes because that’s what you’ve worn since you were a kid, but I prefer Altra. I am drinking from a Maverik cup, since that is the only gas station I buy gas and drinks from. I’ll park 200 yards away in a Costco parking lot just to shop there and buy more than I need. Your Under Armor workout clothes make you feel buff, whereas my Lululemon make
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