A Recovery Point of View

By nature, I am an overly optimist person. So, it naturally pains me to ask that we refrain from any additional use of the word “recovery” for at least two years. Recovery implies that business is building back to a pre-COVID point. Recovery assumes that we’ve reached a past state of normal. As long as…

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A Hyper Active Point of View

June 23, 1989 is etched into my brain as Bat Day. Warner Brothers went all in with the superstars: Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in the Tim Burton directed movie with a soundtrack from Prince. But the real heroes were behind the scenes, spreading the hype and building anticipation. The poster said it…

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An Overloaded Point of View

I love ridiculous phrases. My friend, Steve Butler is fond of saying “my hair is on fire” when he is overly busy. Another friend, Spike Herzig, uses “so far behind, I think I am first.” My wife’s former boss, Jan Newcomb would say “the merry-go-round is broken but it’s spinning too fast to get off…

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A Sanitized Point of View

On the scale of phrases that I could live without, “Never let a good crisis go to waste” is much less nauseating than “new normal”, “unprecedented times”, and “uncharted waters”. So, in the spirit of using the crisis, there are some interesting partnerships that are being forged. Hotels are forming alliances with big name health…

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