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Funny: How consultants wish they traveled

Another classic from the New Yorker. Reminds me of how consultants wish they were treated while traveling.

Ruling-class

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Funny: A consultant’s prayer

November 5, 2016 Leave a comment

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Another funny one from the New Yorker

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Uber domination

September 7, 2016 Leave a comment

The Economist had a nice article on Uber this week and how it’s poised for world domination.

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Apparently, it now operates in 72 countries, 425 cities, with an estimated revenue of ~$4B/year. However, most of Uber’s bookings are just made in 20 of those 425 cities. Worth a quick scan.

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When economy is too fancy

February 22, 2016 Leave a comment

The innovation of American airlines never ceases to amaze me. Apparently the executives all sat around one day and thought up a new way to torture their passengers: the result – “basic” economy. Here the seats don’t recline, one can’t pick a seat and they charge for everything (including water).

cattle class

The NYTimes has the gory details. Apparently, the normal cattle class was too fancy.

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Travel: The half a million dollar first class seat

Most consultants travel a lot. I thought it may be interesting to share a nice article from the New Yorker on the history and design of first/business class seats.

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A few points caught my eye:

  • Birtish Airways was the first airline to offer fully flat beds, but not till 1995
  • New first class seats cost ~$500k each

Worth a read (and perhaps weeping over, when you are stuck in seat 22B).

 

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