Couple weeks ago, I stayed at my usual San Francisco haunt. My previous visit was in February, so not a lot of time had passed. Yet when I walked in, I could tell things were different. Better. Relieved. Sure, my room rate was a lot higher than what I’d become accustomed to. During the past […]
Archive | May, 2011
I’ve been thinking quite a lot about risk lately, maybe because I recently attended an NACD panel discussion on enterprise risk. The idea is we need to be prepared for those swift, sudden occurrences that can smack a company upside the head and deal a potentially lethal blow. A few days ago, I was contacted […]
Finally, the time will come very soon when Americans can use smart phones to pay for almost everything. According to this CNN News video, smart phone users can download a free app that allows them to make payments with their phones. For now, this app only works on the Android system and is only available […]
According to CNN, the U.S. Department of Agriculture just released a new guideline for cooking meat. Chefs need to remember three temperatures: 145 °F (62.78 °C), 160 °F (71.11 °C), and 165 °F (73.89 °C). That is: 145 °F for whole cuts of meat, such as pork, steak, roasts, and chops. Pork had to be cooked […]
I still believe that now is not a good time to start a restaurant business. If a person “does everything right,” however, s/he can still turn her/her restaurant business into a multi-million enterprise. Stephen Starr, the Founder of Starr Restaurant Groups, is one of the examples. He shared some of his experience and advices in […]
A couple months ago, when I first heard about the news that some people (not sure if they are nutritionists) advocated for a retirement of Ronald McDonald, the clown and symbol of McDonald’s, I did not take it seriously because it seems like a joke to me. Today, MSNBC brought up this issue again. I finally […]
What the Cornell study shows is that people spend an enormous amount of time researching hotels, performing as many as 150 searches or visiting travel-related sites in excess of 50 times. That’s probably more time than most teenagers spend on Facebook in a week.
And if you focus only on the OTAs, the average consumer makes 12 visits, searches through nearly eight pages each time and spends an hour looking through 90 pages of content.
We have covered the topic of using social media in job search before. Today, however, I would like to bring up this “old” topic again by sharing another ABC News video with you; I am going to highlight three “new” suggestions. First, a LinkedIn profile could be more important than a resume. Many recruiters may feel […]
Last month, I shared a Fox News video, in which Tim Zagat, the Co-Founder & CEO of Zagat Survey, discussed why it is not a good time to open a restaurant. Today’s discussion is also inspired by an interview of Tim Zagat. In this ABC News video, Tim once again informed us how difficult it […]
We are willing to tweak how we travel (using hybrid cars or developing alternative airplane fuels), and we are willing to pay a little more to try and compensate for our impacts (staying in ecolodges or paying to plant trees), but we are not willing to stop traveling — which would have the biggest impact on reducing CO2 levels. …