Monthly Archives: September 2010

“Appetite” for a Good Read?

It is odd to read a book about the very business you run. But Stephen Fried wrote Appetite for America – How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West. I spent time with the charming Stephen Fried in Santa Fe a year or so ago before this book… Read more »

Kinda Like Woodstock

One of my husband’s claims to fame is that he actually attended Woodstock.  He was practically a baby when he went, but he was there.   So, when I heard that Taos was hosting its second Annual Mountain Music Festival, I knew we had to go.   We headed to Taos on Sunday morning and… Read more »

It is a Very Small World Sometimes

It’s not often that I read a business book that I can’t put down, but Chip Conley’s book, Peak – How Great Companies get their Mojo from Maslow, is one of them.  Perhaps it is because, like me, he is a hotelier, and so his examples resonate with me.  Perhaps it’s because he references two… Read more »