Archive for September, 2006
From pristine national parks and ski resorts to mountain biking trails and destinations like Moab and Park City, we have a lot to proud of here in the state of Utah. And now, thanks to Salt Lake City-based Latitude Restaurant Group, you can finally add ‘a great steak’ to that list. Last December, Ruthâ€™s Chris Steak House announced that it had reached an agreement with Latitude to open Utah’s first nationally recognized fine-dining steak house.
I don’t want to make anyone’s mouth water too much, but if you’ve never been to a Ruthâ€™s Chris Steak House, you’re really missing out on some terrific food, and I’m not just referring to the steaks either. New Orleans-inspired appetizers, the finest U.S. Prime cuts
Last week, while gearing up for my trip to the Wind River Range, I wrote about the burden that accompanies preparing for time spent away from the office. Now that Iâ€™m back, I remember another cost associated with being gone for extended periods of time: namely, that for every four days you spend away from the office, you spend at least one full day digging out! I had so many email and voice messages waiting for me upon my return that I wondered why in the heck I’d even left in the first place.
And speaking of digging out, due to an approaching winter storm, our six-day trip got cut short by two full days. At 10,000 feet above sea level–which
When you know a month or so in advance that youâ€™ll be taking a weekâ€™s vacation, does the knowledge of your impending break from work cause you to work more, or do you plot along at your normal pace regardless of the time you know youâ€™ll be spending away from the business? My guess is that if you asked 100 entrepreneurs that very same question, at least 90 of them would say that an impending vacation or weeklong business trip would indeed cause them to work extra hours, if not holidays and weekends too.
Long before televisionâ€™s â€œThe Apprenticeâ€ turned private sector enterprise into popular entertainment, Utah Business Week was making corporate culture a real-world experience for high school students. In recent years, more than a thousand Utah high schoolers have participated in Business Week, and this yearâ€”just a few weeks ago in factâ€”I was fortunate enough to be able to speak a group of them up at Utah State University (in Logan, UT).
In all, about 150 students were in town to learn about the principles of business, how to work as a part of a team, and participate in mock company meetings and business simulations. The weeklong eventâ€™s organizers asked me to present an hour session on what it means to be an