by Toffler



Monthly Archives / January 2007

Interview about Chinese tourism by another China blogger

This interview by a China blogger with an—dare I say—expert on Chinese outbound tourism is quite interesting and very informative. Roy Graff’s business concept is brilliant, just wish I’d thought of that. Tourism is fundamentally a good thing and Chinese outbound tourism helps to reduce China’s astronomical trade surplus. And I’m all for speeding up […]

Mega ship Cruises, time for a change

January 26, 2007 | Tourism, Traveling | by TofflerN

When filling out the comment cards on our most recent Princess Cruise, I kept saying everyone should write ‘Do something completely different.’ In my opinion, its time for the cruise lines to emphasize something other than food, activities, and depending on the itinerary, ports-of-call. With the ever-widening American waistline, should one of the main focuses […]

Entrepreneurs in Shanghai

January 25, 2007 | Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Business, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Saturday night, Andrew and I sat at a bar discussing how we could get our picture on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, ie what either of us could do to become a successful entrepreneur. Not long after this conversation, a few USC alums walked in, including a couple who have started a number of their […]

Traveling to Indochina

January 23, 2007 | Tourism, Traveling | by TofflerN

As my friends recently set-off for to spend their 6-week holiday to traveling through Southeast Asia, and I receive glowing reports from my friend traveling in Vietnam (Vietnam has to be my favorite country in Asia by far.  The people seem to be much for genuinely friendly here than in any other country and it […]

Star Princess–Caribbean December ’06

January 20, 2007 | Tourism, Traveling, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Over the Christmas holiday I went on my 8th cruise, but surprisingly my first Caribbean or Princess cruise (pictures). Aside from some mechanical and weather issues, we had a great cruise, as always. However, I believe, and most of my family would agree, this is more accurately attributed to the time spent with family rather […]

Who’s backwards now?

January 14, 2007 | Uncategorized | by TofflerN

In his book The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman makes many compelling arguments describing how America is losing its edge in innovation and how our education system is starting to fail us.  Other prominent Americans have noticed this slippery slope, as well.  Therefore, a Council was formed and a lengthy report was published dealing the […]

Saving versus Consuming?

January 13, 2007 | Uncategorized | by TofflerN

While back in the states, I went to Target to stock up on cold medicines and specialty toiletries.  While there, I browsed through the sporting goods section and lamented that they didn’t have such quality, affordable home fitness products readily available in China.  Sporting goods, aside from tennis racquets, are a bit hard to find […]

Why the prominent display of condoms in Shanghai?

January 11, 2007 | Uncategorized | by TofflerN

In China, when checking-out (ie, paying for things) at convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, etc, one is met with a large display of condoms. At first I didn’t take much notice because everything was so overwhelming.  After repeated shopping trips, when I began to see far more boxes of Durex condoms than I’d ever seen […]