Sunday, March 14, 2010

Business in New York

image Recently I find myself working with a group of companies that I spent loads of time with 20 years ago. The focus of this new endeavor is about the future of technology, such as mobile devices and communications platforms that people are so swiftly adopting.

This group of companies does business primarily with the Fortune 500 set of companies. Many of the Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in New York city and so I find myself back in the “Big Apple” again.

We (my new Boss and I) flew into the Newark airport late one evening, and after only a few wrong turns arrived at a suburban motel near the east coast factory just south of the big city.

(OH.. before I forget: these photos are all taken with a new mobile device I recently picked up as part of a research project for this new job. It actually takes reasonable photos for a phone)

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The next morning I dressed up with a tie. (I haven't worn a tie in years!) and headed out to the train station to catch the morning commuter train to the heart of the city. We were going to visit HBO, and McGraw Hill to present some new technology ideas.


The train ride was an hour and we  arrived at Penn Station and walked out onto the city streets.

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It was a beautiful day in the city almost 60 degrees with the sun shining brightly. Well… as much as the sun can shine in the concrete canyons between the huge buildings.

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We walked about a mile or so in the city between the two stops, passing through Times Square along the way.




While the business purpose of our visit was presenting new ideas to folks that only marginally understood them the day was interesting, and as my new boss says:

“You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince!”

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