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Monday Morning Consultant … Jan 31st 2011

At the airport, I usually have an hour or so to kill … my usual reading will consist of the following forums Mileage run forums at Flyer Talk : This is a standard for anyone in consulting. Maximizing your travel windows and getting the most miles for a future trip. This is basic training for any travel ninja! Account balances at each of my airline miles accounts : Always need to keep on top of these guys Checking for hotel/airline promotions on Flyer Talk : too much free stuff given away not to check. One would ask the question, what ... Read More »

Adding Volcano Boarding to my bucket list … check!

Adding Volcano Boarding to my bucket list … check!

Volcano boarding Nicaragua? Well, over the past day and half … I’ve been doing as much as I can to learn of things to do in a cool weekend in Nicaragua. I’ve learn’t that there are lots of volcanoes over there, as the name “Nicaragua” means the land of lakes and volcanoes. True to its country’s nickname, the town of Leon is surrounded by a number of volcanoes, many of them still active and Cerro Negro, has recently become very popular on the backpacker trail as a place where one can climb to the top and descend on a toboggan ... Read More »

Monday Morning Consultant … Jan 24th 2011

In consulting, we talk about work-life balance. In fact, this is a fallacious notion that consultants would love to subscribe to. Really … we would! In recruiting sessions at Universities, e-mails from other prospective consultants and grad students, other management consulting websites … it is funny to see/hear/listen to comments like this I know that the Management Consulting profession is both glamorous and lucrative, but the stories of extra-ordinary personal sacrifices abound. Can you please comment on the lifestyle of a management consultant, in view of personal sacrifices, and professional and monetary rewards? This would be helpful to not only ... Read More »

A weekend in Managua … don’t mind if I do …

So only two more countries to knock off Central America, so a little weekend in Managua, Nicaragua would be a good start – March. Of course, I’ve heard and read great things about the “safest” country in Central America. As a rule, most capital cities are never that interesting, so the first instinct is do a couple of day trips from Managua and my high level plan includes: Colonial Architecture in Granada http://www.granada.com.ni/thingstodo/ Beach & Church hopping in Leon o Centro de Arte Fundación Ortiz Gurdián o Cathedral of León – biggest in Central America o Iglesia de San Juan ... Read More »

Monday Morning Consultant … Jan 17th 2011

Today is the start of the new little feature called Monday Morning Consultant. When traveling for work, there are a couple things, that consultants regardless of company, practice, etc go through. The usual script follows something like the following Wake up on Monday morning between 3-6am. The world is dead asleep and you’re probably sleepwalking. Of course, the kids/wife/GF/Dog is still fully asleep. No appreciates your noise at this time. Shit, Shower, Shave – Not in that order Call cab (on schedule) or drive to airport – assuming that your 3 day carry on bag is prepacked from the night ... Read More »

10 reasons why I love Tobago but hate going there!!!

This is a general shout out and blogger rant to all the people in Tobago who work in the tourist industry or what purports to be a tourist industry. I don’t live in Trinidad anymore – some days I’m sad about this, but all it takes to remind me that I’m glad to visit but not stay in Trinidad is a two week refresher in Trinidad itself. However, the frustration I feel at Trinidad, is nothing compared to the contempt I generally feel to those in the Tobagonian tourist industry. A couple points about why tourism in Tobago cannot and ... Read More »