On my way to the UK

I'll be in the United Kingdom, on a short speaking tour.  It's always a challenge to pack for a six day trip, especially if you are committed to only carry on bags. I am loathe to ever check baggage as it can slow me down, make me crazy and leave me w/o my gig clothes. …

If not you, then who?

Here’s an excerpt from my Q/A after my keynote address at the Meeting Professionals International annual education conference in 2008. Give up your riches for a hero The topic? If not you, then who? Who will do the right thing that needs to be done? Give up your riches for a hero from Tim Sanders …

When in Brazil…eat some fresh fruit

I had a speaking engagement last week in Sao Paulo Brazil at the World Management Conference. I flew in via a red eye, had one day on the ground and flew a red eye to my next gig in Chicago. I didn’t get sick, and no one in Chicago told me I looked like hell, …

The other Sanders

Last night, on a flight to LA from Houston, I met the ‘other’ Sanders — Ray Sanders, the virtuoso turkey-baster player. That’s right, he plays the turkey baster (like a flute). He was on his way to LA to be on the Jay Leno show (this Friday, May 23). We quickly found out through conversation …

Go topless on your next overnight trip

For the first time in the Internet era, I took an overnight business trip and left my laptop at home. I’ve been thinking of going laptopless on a trip for a while because of the extra weight, security hassle, risk, etc. Also, my book is done, so I’m not furiously typing all the time. With …

When in Lisbon, motor through

I’m in Lisbon today, giving a talk for Nokia. I shot this photo on my iPhone from my hotel room this AM. Here’s a handy biz-travel tip: When you fly to Europe (usually overnight), don’t take a nap when you land! Motor through the day, and go to bed when the locals do. This way, …

Travel with unlimited power

I travel well over half the year in my business. While it is important to have internet access, it is even more important to have battery power for all of my devices. I carry a cell phone, an IPOD, a laptop and even an Emwave Personal Stress Reducer. All of them run of out juice …

Smile at the ticket counter

The next time you need a ticket counter person to give you a break, give her a break up front. Smile at her. Think of her as the person who will get you on the flight, get you a better seat or get you back home in time for your daughter’s recital. Don’t think of …

Give JetBlue another chance

For the last few years, I have bragged about JetBlue’s inovative thinking to anyone who would listen to me. They segmented the flying experience, improved each link in the chain, and created the first real scale breakthrough in people flying since Southwest Airlines. And then the crash, not of a plane, but a system. Horror …

Do the travel two step safety dance

Many of you travel for your business life. We have very similar business related demands (early appointments, flights that cannot be missed, etc). Over the last few years, I’ve been collecting advice tips on how to travel with fewer hassles or calamities. One of my techniques I call the Two Step Safety Dance. The concept …