By John Lamar
Nothing says tradition like Palm Springs, turkey hats, exploding thermometers… and The Alexander Group’s annual Thanksgiving blog
In 2012, Alex & Red and The Alexander Group started a Thanksgiving tradition: a collection of memories, traditions and the occasional disaster story contributed by colleagues. This year, we proudly carry on the tradition with stories of Friendsgivings, exploding thermometers and turkey hats.
I’ll kick it off…
Chef’s year off
While Thanksgiving is all about family, this year in an effort to change it up, our kids got the last laugh by saying: no ...
In the past 25 years, I figure I’ve averaged about 150,000 miles of air travel a year. This year alone, I’ve hoovered up 200,000 miles, and I still have four months to go! How did this happen? I’ll tell you: Three trips a week usually from San Francisco to New York, Washington, Chicago or Houston, though I do fit in the odd trip to Salt Lake City; Dallas, Texas; or ...
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the most traveled day of the year. Planes, trains and automobiles are filled to capacity and there is not a ticket to be had. Since I will be spending the holiday with my family at home, it seems like the perfect time to offer my 30,000 foot perspective of business travel in 2015.
Lest you doubt my sky cred, let’s look at the numbers: I have logged 165 ...
I figure that over my two decades of recruiting I have interviewed more than several thousand executives. Most of the time it is an honor and a privilege to meet such talented and accomplished individuals. I am indeed a lucky guy.
However, I’m continually surprised—but I shouldn’t be—that even the most experienced executives make faux pas so egregious that if they were in my chair the interview would come to a ...
Only a few decades ago, even the largest, most respected law firms had a relatively small number of lawyers. For example, Baker & McKenzie employed 500 attorneys in 1979. By 1987, that number jumped to 1,000, and in 2001, the firm boasted over 3,000 attorneys. Today, Baker & McKenzie employs more than 4,100 lawyers. In the past 30 years, law firms have focused their efforts on global expansion and opened offices everywhere from South ...MORE >