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Sep 22, 2004

The cruise to nowhere and other tales of woe

These days, using "unique" venues (museums, boats, aquariums, etc.) for receptions or parties is becoming more common. But, warns Ted Kruckel at....More
Sep 22, 2004

Risk-taking--how much is too much?

Interesting thoughts on personal and professional risk-taking atView from a Corner Office, based on a women's leadership meeting the author attended....More
Sep 22, 2004

Meetings satire from The Onion

The irony of it all makes this satiric entry in the latest edition of The Onion just too much. The headline: Organizers Fear Terrorist Attacks on....More
Sep 22, 2004

Wrinkle-free, no Botox required

Ever feel like injecting your rumpled businesswear with the clothing equivalent of Botox as you shake it out of your suitcase after five days on the....More
Sep 21, 2004

Talk about paranoia

According to an article on USAToday, a Midwest flight was cancelled because a passenger found "Arabic-style writing" on the in-flight magazine. So....More
Sep 21, 2004

Are Houston hotels getting ahead of themselves?

Houston, Texas, has doubled its number of hotel rooms in the past year—to 5,200. And some hoteliers are wondering if the convention business will....More
Sep 21, 2004

Three-year-old boycott losing steam?

Despite a lingering boycott of Cincinnati conventions, started in 2001 following the shooting of a black man and resulting riots, the city says it’s....More
Sep 21, 2004

What they thought PCs would look like in 2004

I love this one--a vision from the past of what PCs would look like in the year 2004. Via Jim Carroll, who always comes up with the most unusual....More
Sep 20, 2004

RevPAR’s rising

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ latest forecast, revenue per available room is going to go up 6.3 percent in 2004, the biggest leap in 20 years....More
Sep 20, 2004

Silliness and nerdbashing

Ever have one of those days where the IT guys get all smug about what you did wrong that ended up crashing your system and losing that database of....More
Sep 20, 2004

Good can come from bad...

For your "awww" of the day, check out this article about how the way the Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall, Jamaica, handled itself during hurricane Ivan may....More
Sep 20, 2004

Heading off the snipers

Great advice from the folks at on how to handle that person—and most meetings have one—who just wants to shoot down everyone and everything....More
Sep 17, 2004

Looking for local info?

News from Ask Jeeves is adding CitySearch local and business data to its database, which should make it easier to use the site....More
Sep 17, 2004

Getting creative about flying

Creativity can be used for almost anything. Here are how some are using theirs when it comes to the airlines: The bad--OK, this is scary: a PDF of....More
Sep 17, 2004

Does your cruise ship measure up?

Here’s a handy thing to have: Cruise ship inspection scores. These are score(s) for ships inspected between: 09/01/04 – 07/01/04,compiled from CDC....More
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