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Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work

It is common to hear people, especially nowadays, complain that they have so much work to do that they’re pulling long night and weekend hours just to stay near the surface. Are these people working anywhere between 10-18+ hour days because they really have that much work? Maybe so. Or maybe it is because we’ve […]

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My Interview with Restaurant Business Magazine

During BlogWorld Expo 2010, my friends at PepsiCo set up some time for me to sit down with Sam Smith, editor of Restaurant Business magazine and MonkeyDish.com about my restaurant, Caminito Argentinean Steakhouse. It was a fun, short interview about the issues that the restaurant faced when I jumped in as a partner to help […]

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Being a Big Deal Isn’t Such a Big Deal

When I talk to my family, friends, colleagues or community and ask them how they’re doing, usually they respond with some variation on being too busy, tired and in need of a vacation. This is because we have been trained to run as hard as possible to stay competitive. For many of us, we live […]

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Realizing the Value of Time

An underlying theme of some of my recent posts have been the value of time. One of the main reasons why meetings are broken are because they take too much time and distract you from what is important. The reason why I was able to say “I love you” to my mom before she passed […]

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Meetings Are Broken

Meetings Are Broken

In most companies meetings are broken. You and I both know it. We organize and attend meetings that take too long, are unstructured, involve too much rambling and not enough follow-up. We meet for the sake of meeting, not out of necessity. We allow individuals to hijack the meeting so it takes twice as long […]

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