Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I loved this question and answer:
Q. There are also, of course, intangibles in leadership. Could you talk about those?
A. Great leaders have something that when you see it, you know what it is, but it’s hard ahead of time to describe exactly what it is. But the first thing I’d say is that leadership is not about charisma and it’s not about style. It’s something about authenticity. It’s something about integrity. It’s something about willingness to take risks. It’s something about the ability to make others feel part of a larger thing. It’s part of being able to articulate the social architecture in a way that others can understand, believe in and follow.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
And if one of these businesses happened to be called Pomegranate something, could not one take the beautiful word, pomegranate, and find other languages or derivatives to express the word that would be on its way to becoming a brand? Am I thinking this to death?
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
It was warm and springy here today and you can feel people stirring and wanting to get some things done.
I know the same is going on in Portland, people are looking and realizing now is the time.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Life is so, so short and I just don't want to look back and wish that I had done something, not a lot of fear of that right now :-)
The one real estate regret I have is not buying Schooners in Kennebunkport years ago, it is such a cool place, different name now but a real boutique hotel feeling. I wanted that so badly but probably wasn't ready for something that big. And I was still married and it may have driven John over the edge..... he was Deputy Chief at the time and had a plate full already.
I also don't want to regret not smelling the roses more often so I am going to make myself go out and enjoy this incredible day, it is nice and sunny. Lifts anyone's spirits.
In the meantime I have to do a personal property inventory on a large property, think of a name and tapas menu and brunch menu for a new wine bar, write a business plan for a management company and apply for a liquor license. That is before noon......
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The most adventurous of us ordered the five course tasting dinner and was kind enough to share his thyme and mint custard dessert as the rest of us were full - wow!
And now a night in my favorite room at the Pomegranate Inn with a fire and Private Practice on tv. Nice night.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
We spent four hours at a building inspection on my newest potential acquisition. Usually, you are excited about a property and then the building inspection pulls you down. Today was the opposite, I realized even more how much I want to start working on this amazing property.
Can't wait to be able to say what it is but need to get through the due diligence period - only a few more weeks hopefully!!!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I am so excited about this venture. While based out of Pomegranate Inn, we are working to bring Brunswick Inn on Park Row on line and are diligently working to acquire a new venue, a signature venue for Pomegranate Parties.
We are hosting our first wedding on Saturday. What an honor, my long time friend Pat Donahue is marrying his long time girlfriend, Claire at the Pomegranate. I don't know what was more exciting hearing that they were getting married or that they wanted to have the ceremony and reception at Pomegranate Inn. I am so pleased that our first event is Pat and Claire's wedding.
There are great things yet to come with this exciting project.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Nowwww.... if I had know the picture was going to be so big.... well...