I recently heard (somewhere) that keeping secrets is freedom. And I sort of feel like this is a good secret, but I thought I'd go ahead and share it anyway, despite possible imprisonment. The Black Swan Saloon, which has been included in a plethora of Best of lists here at the Observer (like, Best ... More >>
For the past few days, several corners of the Internet have been all a-flutter over a recent piece on Forbes.com by a man named Ryan Holiday, who describes himself as a "strategist for big authors and big brands." Holiday apparently had tried to arrange a donation of $500,000 from one of his clien ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsThe Professional Convention Management Association closed out its national gathering at the Dallas Convention Center this afternoon with a slick keynote luncheon that telegraphed to the hundreds of event planners: Watch closely, this is how it's done.The food presentation, s ... More >>
The Professional Convention Management Association kicked off its 3,000-attendees-strong annual conference last night with a wingding at the Dallas Convention Center. Mayor Tom, Southwest Airlines' Gary Kelly and American Airlines' Gerard Arpey spoke this morning during "Airlines and Meetings: A CEO ... More >>
Patrick MichelsSanta and Berkeley-based cupcake car designers Lisa Pongrace and Greg SolbergUnfair Park was among those at the Dallas Contemporary this morning getting an early look at this year's Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, and among the gems inside: this high-performance, Burning Man-tested c ... More >>
He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.
Malcolm Gladwell, on The Tipping Point