Month: January 2009

Wednesday’s lineup for the Transition Series is all about reinvention

Thank you to Wednesday’s sponsor of the Transition Solutionz series: We have a great lineup on Wednesday morning. Join us live if you can, either online at www.blogtalkradio.com/cfitzgeraldor by phone 1-646-727-3553 10am Tierza Davis – owner Pura Vida Adventures in Costa Rica – from a dot com bomb in the late 90s to surfing coach […]

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Complementary transition series for Job Seekers Jan 27th, 28th and 29th 10am – Noon ET

Everywhere you look there are companies laying off people. The numbers are staggering. The Solutionz Group wants to be proactive and help those in our industry struggling with this issue.The Transition Solutions series will be broadcast on BlogTalkRadio.com/cfitzgerald on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am ET to Noon ET. Tuesday’s lineup: The series will include […]

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TRAVEL TRENDS – Shopping – the #1 thing travelers do

For those of you who read this blog faithfully, first, thank you. And second, I apologize that I’ve been AWOL. I’ve been in Dallas at the Shop America Tours Global Summit. Thanks to Rosemary McCormick for inviting me to speak about the drive market, a subject which my loyal readers know that I’m passionate about. […]

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NEW Transition Tip Series and Live Transition Workshops via BlogTalkRadio

Today we are starting a new series on transition as a part of our Transition Solutionz practice. There are many of our friends and colleagues in the travel industry and in fact most industries that find themselves in transition, so we have decided to focus on marshaling resources to help. For some, you’ve been employed […]

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Entrepreneurial Tip #5 – Test the technology first before going live

This morning I had the pleasure of being featured, along with my buddy Chris Dane, on Fox Business’ Money for Breakfast. Due to Chris’ proximity to New York, he was in the studio. I on the other hand elect to be in Florida, which is replete with palm trees and 330 days of sunshine per […]

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Entrepreneurial Tip #4 – Recover quickly after mistakes

No one is immune from mistakes. Whether it is totally unintentional, or whether you made an uninformed choice or you thought you were making the right decision, if you are wrong, it is really important to fess up and quickly. Yesterday on our Executive Girlfriends’ Group call, we had one of the first female pilots […]

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Entrepreneurial Tip #3 – Return on Insight, the new measurement

Two in one day. Enjoy. I loved this article that talks about the notion of Return on Insight as a new form of measurement of success versus Return on Investment (or perhaps as an adjunct so that you don’t make your CFO apoplectic). The author, David Armano, contends that you need to listen, learn and […]

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Entrepreneurial Tip #2 – Pursue differentiation and pay attention to Tip #1

Differentiation. It is the manna of the entrepreneur. There is nothing more abhorrent to an entrepreneur than status quo and “same old, same old” or worse yet – commoditization. Creating differentiation sets us into motion and is what electrifies us down to our toes. You have to step back and read some of the great […]

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The Ecosystem is changing before our eyes

Both Orbitz and Travelocity this week announced new leaders at the helm. Orbitz now has a technology savvy, operationally capable, marketing focused executive who is talking already about social media, which could imply new models afoot for the OTA. Orbitz had been outpaced by Expedia and Travelocity in the advertising model/social media capabilities, but does […]

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Entrepreneurial Tip #1 – Inspiration is a core value

Face it, getting up and going to work is hard enough when you have a solid paycheck coming in every two weeks like clockwork, paid vacation, health, dental and life insurance, 401k matching, etc. etc. Imagine for a moment being an entrepreneur. Your life savings is safely ensconced in the company you’ve been building for […]

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