Thursday, November 29, 2012
England and the United States, in the scheme of all things international, don’t appear to be that different from one another. We all speak English, after all.
And yet, upon arriving in Bath during my junior year of college to study abroad for the semester, it was obvious I was outside of my cultural comfort zone.
Consider, for example, the first time I ate at a British McDonalds and went to...
Monday, November 26, 2012
My previous blog focused on what happened in New Jersey as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
The event was devastating, and served as a reminder to the entire industry about the importance of having an Emergency Preparedness plan in place in the event that such a disaster strikes your area.
Following are a few “lessons” we learned during this recovery process:
Make sure your communication network...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A holiday party is a hot mess.
Whether it’s a gathering with friends or family, such celebrations seem to involve more beer than cheer; more inappropriate passes than clinked glasses. The single guys and gals become painfully aware of just how alone they truly are—and, if you’re me, search the premises for a sprig of mistletoe, the likes of which apparently only exists in Sandra Bullock movies...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
What if you weren’t simply a voyeur to a tragedy, but instead were living it first-hand?
What if you were a field general and you weren’t afforded any weapons? How would you react when Armageddon actually happened? What would you do?
This is what happened to us in New Jersey recently as a result Sandy.
Like many of you in this industry I am a take-charge guy. But what if there is nothing to take...