Rolling Stones in Cuba: Glasnost

Written 07/08/2016 Looks like 8 airlines were given clearance to fly to Cuba here. Written 03/26/2016 Cuba Glasnost. This is HUGE news for the US, Cuba, and the world. The United States severed diplomatic ties with Cuba and had a trade embargo for 50+ years. While...

20+ Consulting travel essentials

I travel a lot.  Like most management consultants, I am a road warrior. According to Marriott.com, I have stayed 152 nights last year. Perhaps 10% of that is from my wife who also uses my rewards number, but needless to say, lots of hotel, plane, car. Funny sidebar...

Consulting tip: Use Waze

I am a huge fan of Waze. For those who have not used it, it’s a basic map app which tells you the most efficient route to your destination, which factors in traffic and construction. This simple 45 second video will give you a good taste for it here. For those...

Consulting travel: Red eye home

Consulting travel. This image tells a story.  Red eye. Business class. The good with the bad. Welcome to consulting. Strange life.  UBER driver #1. On the ride to the airport, I struck up a conversation with my UBER driver, who works at a local casino. After chit-chat...

Consulting poll: Have you been to France?

What a tough week for France and the World.  Why people (terrorists = may not be people) create pain, hurt, death . . . in the name of anything . . . I am not sure. Sadly, it just makes it harder for everyone. Xenophobia spreads. Hurt begets hurt. Terrorism is...

Autumn leaves, New York 

Worked like a dog this week. Got a $284 speeding ticket. Need some changes in the working team. However, life is still good. Check out these leaves from New York, where the client site is. Enjoy.            Pass it...

Consulting week recap in 16 photos

Photos capture a lot.  Busy week shown in photos. Two projects and alternate travel today to the west coast. Good times. The collage app is called photogrid here. Guns and Roses and Queen on Pandora while waiting for security. Super long lines, but bearable with music...

Travel folly: Oh #$^#, this is not my room

Today was a travel day – like most Mondays.  There were two odd things about today. Good  thing: There was no one sitting next to me on the plane today.  I completely spread out, and put my stuff in the seat next to me.  It felt like business class. #winning....

Consultant 6am flight home: 3 photos

Travel means more to those who commute by plane. We are whistled in by clients, ready road-warriors, bringing news from far away.  Our time is “valuable”, marked by our bill rates and our inaccessible during travel times and Fridays. Travel also means...

Working at the Hotel

It’s 1am and I am working on a proposal due this Friday from the hotel lobby. It has to go through multiple reviews, so I would be wise to get it 80% finished tonight.  Oy Vey. Walking around the hotel – to wake myself up – this is what I see. Hope...