1 – Introduction
2 – DL Business Elite JFK-LAX
3 – Hyatt Century City (Los Angeles)
4 – UA 1436 SNA – SFO in Economy
5 – InterContinental Mark Hopkins (San Francisco) (and a visit with Jack Nicklaus)
6 – UA 259 SFO-LAS in Economy
7 – Business in Las Vegas
The week after my Beijing trip, work took me out to the west coast of the US for a number of days to several cities.
Those who know me know the line between work and personal is a blurry one – this trip fit squarely in that grey zone. The trip included some friendly meetings, some more tense meetings, a day and a half at the US Open at Olympic and dinner and golf in Las Vegas. It was very productive, and several key objectives were achieved. It was, shall we say, an enjoyable trip, too, with lots of fun “work” activities included.
Though I didn’t watch much of the tournament itself, it was nice to take some friends/clients out to hang out in San Francisco. We had a tent at the Open, which is a fun spot to relax and drink. The USGA premiered their first golfer documentary – of Jack Nicklaus winning the 1962 US Open – while we were there. We got to attend the premier with Jack in a small, 50-person setting. That was a real treat.
We had some excellent sushi, and some not-so-good middle eastern food, while in San Francisco.
Las Vegas was also a notable stop, too. We met some very interesting and smart investors, and had a notable round of golf with them. The notable part was the caddies!