Spending an entire weekend with my family doesn’t always sound like the most fun but it is when I get a chance to listen to my Wine cabinet. No I’m not referring to some piece of furniture but I am referring to my father and sister. I get into some of the best conversations over a beer or bottle of wine with two people who I value their management experience. My father is on the tale end of a long career in dentistry running his own practice and my oldest sister with her masters from Marquette university has worked for JP Morgan Chase and Kohl’s Department Store Corporate offices. They are a wealth of information and perspective and while I may not agree with them on every subject I’m alway willing to listen to their perspective on a number of things. To me what is important isn’t the fact that it is nice to have a good conversation with my family members but to have people outside of our businesses to talk about ideas and philosophies. Some of the topics from this time around included why my office is nicknamed Vegas, the 1.2 second rule and my father the original social network. I’m sure all of these topics will make it into future posts.