Data, Research & Data

We love data. When you build something new, truly new, not a new type of model with a new color or a slightly different design, you lean on data and research. So the idea we began to patent in 2015 is now becoming more of a “thing” in the industry. Deloitte just issued its new 2019 Travel & Hospitality Industry Outlook hospitality report and when…

A Glimpse at a Very Different Approach to Hotels

Hotels are fascinating to me. I have been lucky enough to see a lot of different types of hotels across various ratings, chains, and all around the world. It was and is again our living. Some of the chains focused on minimalist rooms are incredible. In the end, a hotel is not a place or building, it is a service.  As I was reading this morning,…

New Ideas, New Partners?

One of the most invigorating parts of being a startup is the need to do a Captain Kirk and “go out there” and find stuff that is useful. I have noticed two things, (1) when you need something, you tend to see possibilities for that problem everywhere, and (2) when you have something to solve, the data you read tends to be retained a lot…

Poking Dead Things with a Stick

If you are older, like myself, summers used to be spent outside all day. Literally, we would tell our parents we would be back by dinner and take off on our bikes. If you are younger, say less than 30 years old, that may seem barbaric, and no video games (the horror), but it was AWESOME! On any given day we would play football, basketball,…

Roadmaps

We just finished a set of presentations, not too bad in my opinion. Of course, those presentations will now find their intended “audience” and we shall see how good they actually are, not just what I think of them. Regardless, it should be fun. No matter where you are on the startup process, it’s always good to fine-tune your story. For us, what we have…

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