There was a time when the three-martini business lunch was commonplace. Partnerships were formed, deals were made, terms negotiated, and more often than not, the only food eaten a cocktail olive or two. Those days are over. Technology has all but taken over the world, usurping the daily luncheon with the click of a mouse. And yet sometimes, nothing can take the place of good, old-fashioned face time. Whether it’s dining out with someone with whom we’ve been doing business from across the world who’s on a visit to Manhattan, or courting new clients and attracting potential new business, the… Read More
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Coffee at Work: Is it good for you?
It’s just one of those things you do. Like hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock, starting your day with a coffee fix is second nature to many Americans. Some need it to jump start the day. Some need it to boost their energy level during the afternoon. And some just can’t live without it. You know who you are. At the office, like at home and elsewhere, coffee is a diet staple. We claim it makes us productive and focused, and doesn’t turn us into crazed addicts. While the jury is still out on how behavior is affected by coffee,… Read More