Are We At the Top?

Are We At the Top?

The stock market has corrected some, but things are still frothy in the financial world. Unfortunately, when things are frothy, the economic forces of gravity come into play at some point, and the pain ensures. Why do I think things are at the top? I believe t is...
Need to Escape, Flights to Nowhere!

Need to Escape, Flights to Nowhere!

As I have discussed several times, we are struggling in the COVID world of working more hours, with more conference calls, little time to turn off and recharge. However, breaks are more critical as we need downtime from deadlines and stress, and to recharge. Burnout...
A Different Mindset

A Different Mindset

As someone who didn’t grow up in the U.S., I have a different view of time and certainty. When I arrived, I was always amazed at how people planned for longer and longer events that were way out into the future, but with a certainty that everything would go to...
Why We Suck at Planning for Catastrophic Events

Why We Suck at Planning for Catastrophic Events

COVID has disrupted everything and is bringing about unprecedented changes. However, while many say that we could not have expected COVID, that is not the case. Many people raised the alarm over or planning for a pandemic, from Bill Gates to George W. Bush and Obama...
The Hotel Market – COVID Is At Work

The Hotel Market – COVID Is At Work

For a long time, the middle market hotels have been the growth behind the U.S. hospitality market. The established brands like Hilton Garden in and Courtyard by Marriott have led the way, followed by many new brands that have started, e.g., Aloft, and element. The key...