I have to admire those minimalists who have taken the pledge to cut their stuff to just the top 100 items they need in life. Wouldn't it be great if some of these people flew? For business travel, leaving some of that gear behind might remind you that your most valuable tools are already with you.
Halloween is a metaphor-rich time to address the Sleepbox phenomenon coming alive in airports around the globe. There have been times I've felt like the walking dead as I stalked across a strange concourse—but no matter how much you need a little shuteye, actually renting a Sleepbox presents some issues.
When I was conducting my own personal census of the most productive places on the planet to work, airports did not quite ascend to the top of the list. In fact, they didn't make the list at all. For one thing, layovers usually aren't long enough to get work done.
But let's assume for a moment you are at the airport and have no choice — your flight's not going anywhere anytime soon. You're grounded. But you've got work to do. What to do? And, more important, where to do it?
Managing your travel expenses is a key way to cut your company's costs. But for business travelers, managing those expenses well is also important in ensuring that you get reimbursed fully and promptly.
As self-described "Road Warriors," where the rubber meets the road is where spend our lives. Sometimes as business travelers that road takes us to sketchy places where other travelers wouldn't ordinarily venture or into unexpected situations far from home.