In Vino Veritas XXXII: 100-Point Wines

In Vino Veritas XXXII: 100-Point Wines

What’s in a number? More specifically, what does ‘100’ mean on a rating scale? Typically, something that reaches triple digits like this is equivalent to a perfect score; the best there is. When it comes to wine, numbers are important. Those who are aficionados understand ratings issued by Wine Spectator, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate and(…)




Your Quarterly Performance Audit is Here

Your Quarterly Performance Audit is Here

St. Patrick’s Day is a special time of year. Aside from the customary green attire and perhaps a celebratory pint or two, this vogue holiday should also be on your calendar to highlight a turning point in the annual cycle. March, as a month, indicates the denouement of winter and the traditional low season for(…)




What Women Want (And Ten Ways To Give Them Just That)

What Women Want (And Ten Ways To Give Them Just That)

My dear bride of some 34 years travels with me for leisure, and sometimes business. To be expected, my work activities tend to be carried over into dinnertime conversations so this hybrid mode of travel makes sense. With her as critical input, we’ve come up with a short list of ideas that focus on women’s(…)




To Tie One On Or Knot

To Tie One On Or Knot

What is future for staff uniforms and how will any such changes affect guests’ perceptions or expectations? There’s much to consider in uniform design and what it means for a brand, so for now let’s focus on one piece of apparel: the neck tie. Keep in mind that as a baby boomer who has spent(…)




Speed is King with Mobile Websites

Speed is King with Mobile Websites

When it comes to a website’s mobile presentation, slow and steady does not win the race. You want your web pages to load as fast as possible with a fluid, oft-simple navigational flow that lets viewers easily bounce around to find exactly what they want. It’s a different behavior than someone surfing the web via(…)




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