(Community Matters)As I’ve been interviewing CEOs and others about and and have commissioned a research paper on corporate culture, what a nice stumble reminding me to broaden my fact finding
“I was going to be one of those tough kitchen dudes and work 70 hours a week,” McGuire admits. “Now I’m older and a CEO with 400 employees. My job is to create a culture within our company that is sustainable. I can’t push my people to work 80 hours a week. We’re trying to develop into a smart company.” – Larry McGuire in Out & About
(Community Matters)Dinner last night w/ dearest friends Amy Grace & Doug Ulman. First time to try Swayand absolutely loved Rene Ortiz’s and Jesse Herman’s Thai fusion restaurant – we did take out. I’ve gotta recruit friends to join me for the Moo Sway.
(Community Matters) St James Episcopal – As we’re moving to raise capital and retire debt (a move I wholly support), glad the congregation is being asked to weigh in on the options. A 30- or 99-year ground lease would be better than outright sale of excess land (given how appraisals work, with little impact on price). And, we shouldn’t overly rely on promises to share facilities or co-habitate as good neighbors since these agreements are unlikely to govern any future owners. St James will be here for many generations. We can’t count on the same for a startup.
We should also be careful not to enter into a political argument which has pitted AISD against our East Austin neighbors. School board members were targeted and defeated because of the opposition to the charter school. I’ve read only good things about this school and their Austin board chair is a dear friend and St James’ member. Nevertheless, we wouldn’t want to take an action seen as a stick in the eye. Not at all a deal killer, we just need to navigate this with neighbors and East Austin political leaders.
apologies for missing tomorrow’s meeting after the 10:15 service. We’ll be out of town
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Love big West Texas skies, Austin and my husband, Dr. Steven Robert Tomlinson, with whom I’ve spent the last 18 years – thirteen years since we were married on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. Then, married again at St. James Episcopal Church in Austin, TX on June 27, 2015.