* What's new and notable? Our top picks Just Think Before your next staff meeting, ask attendees to e-mail the leader a single, interesting fact about themselves, such as "knows the lyrics to the `Rawhide' theme," "earned an Arthur Murray certificate of excellence in ballroom dancing," or "won a radio contest by writing a short story using only song titles." The leader then compiles the tidbits and hands them out at the meeting, asking people to guess who they came from. You'll see a renewed appreciation of each other blossom before your eyes!
Need a Read? With the holidays around the corner, here's a book that will help get your friends and loved ones through their next tedious meeting. The Dilbert Meeting Book ($19.95, Cedco Publishing) is sure to bring a laugh or two, with cartoons on every page, as well as shots of Dilbert tumbling into the big black spiral of the out-of-control meeting. There's also a jumbo Dilbert bookmark and stickers with profound Dilbert-isms (like "Duh!") for your meeting minutes.
New Sensation A new standard of style has come to Dublin with the opening of the 259-room Four Seasons Hotel Dublin - the first Four Seasons hotel in Ireland. Located in the exclusive Ballsbridge district, the hotel overlooks Dublin Bay, the mountains, and the many period homes and embassies in the area. The hotel is billing itself as Ireland's largest luxury facility for business meetings, with 15,112 square feet of space in eight different conference rooms. Nearby golf is plentiful, and Ireland will play host to the 2005 Ryder Cup.
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