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Party Like It’s 1989. Or ’79, or ’69, or…

Snail mail, the post office, going to the library to find information — guess who's longing for that? Turns out more people than you'd think.

The Power of Mentorship

Having a mentor can be incredibly valuable for both full- and part-time planners, across various stages of their careers.

Future Tense

As we begin the new year it's natural to look forward to the future. Right now there are a number of issues on the horizon that are causing concern for a lot of people. One of the biggies is the emergence of AI and the effect it will have on the workplace.

Blast Off?

Now, this is what I call a high-end incentive.  Space Perspective, the world's first and only carbon-neutral spaceflight experience company, is on a mission to make space travel accessible to more people than ever before.

It’s a Wonderful Life — But is it Good Business?

Sure It’s a great movie and George Bailey is a wonderful character. But is he a good businessperson? Or even a good manager?

That’s Entertainment?

One night last week I went to the movies. The night before, I went to a live theatrical performance. The first night I saw Jimmy Carr, a British comedian, perform at Carnegie Hall. The next night I saw a 4DX screening of a movie made about, 20 years ago called, The Nightmare Before Christmas. It […]

“It Felt Like I Was In A Movie.”

How many of us have had experiences that made us say those words when we were sharing the incident with other people? I’ll bet it’s a lot. Sometimes, they’re good movies: “I just closed the biggest deal of my career!” Sometimes, they’re bad movies: “My car got broadsided and tipped over!” Last week, I had […]

Dealing With the Boss From Hell

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” That line is one of the most famous sentences in literature. It is the opening of Leo Tolstoy’s novel, Anna Karenina. It is also one of the reasons why it is so hard for organizations to manage toxic bosses. Each toxic boss […]

The Old Normal

Welcome to, a new online source of news and information for the meetings and events industry. Some of you may remember me as the former editor-in-chief of both Successful Meetings and Incentive magazines.

Help Attendees Beat the Heat

A blistering heat wave has gripped the Western United States, leaving a trail of suspected heat-related deaths and shattering temperature records. To ensure attendee health and safety during a heat wave at trade shows and conferences, planners should implement the following measures.


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