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The longhouse is coming

Posted Thursday, August 8th, 2019 04:06 pm GMT -5 in Business,Football,Work at 4:06 PM

Why isn’t this just permanent?

Originally published by DK on August 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm

River choo-choo

Posted Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 11:36 am GMT -5 in Business at 11:36 AM

Are the stories about rats really true?

Originally published by DK on July 23, 2019 at 11:36 am

Northern States Power Co.

Posted Saturday, July 13th, 2019 01:59 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design,History at 1:59 PM

I remember the old NSP bills (green envelopes too, I think)

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Looking good, Met Council

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 04:35 pm GMT -5 in Business,Politics at 4:35 PM

Practically neighbors

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Looks like a new to do list to me

Posted Thursday, June 20th, 2019 10:00 am GMT -5 in Business,Links,Music,Shopping at 10:00 AM

https://mentalfloss.com/article/578591/best-record-stores-in-america

Originally published by DK on June 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

We’ve found the mother load

Posted Saturday, June 15th, 2019 09:50 am GMT -5 in Business,Travel at 9:50 AM

Don’t know how I’ve missed it all this years

Originally published by DK on June 15, 2019 at 9:50 am

Biggest disaster in music history

Posted Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 09:05 am GMT -5 in Business,History,Links,Music at 9:05 AM

Originally published by DK on June 11, 2019 at 9:05 am

U.S. sports betting year one

Posted Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 04:40 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Links,Sports at 4:40 PM

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/26740441/one-year-legal-us-sports-betting-learned

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2019 at 4:40 pm

The Automattic Creed is cool

Posted Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 07:07 pm GMT -5 in Business,Links,Technology at 7:07 PM

The Automattic Creed

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2019 at 7:07 pm

The Nive Man

Posted Thursday, March 14th, 2019 08:13 am GMT -5 in Business,Food,Friends,Quotes at 8:13 AM

There’s nobody that’s trying to kick the crap out of Philly cream cheese…

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2019 at 8:13 am

More than a stadium (but so cool)

Posted Friday, March 8th, 2019 02:48 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Links at 2:48 PM

https://www.enr.com/articles/46430-hard-rock-hotel-builders-deliver-a-rock-and-roll-icon

Originally published by DK on March 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm

That’s a lot of Benjamins

Posted Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 12:40 pm GMT -5 in Business,Links at 12:40 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/03/04/there-are-more-bills-circulation-than-bills-it-makes-no-cents/?utm_term=.94e5e66b55a6

Originally published by DK on March 5, 2019 at 12:40 pm

Everybody worships something

Posted Monday, February 25th, 2019 02:51 pm GMT -5 in Business,Links,Work at 2:51 PM

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/02/religion-workism-making-americans-miserable/583441/

Originally published by DK on February 25, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Dogs playing golf? YES

Posted Friday, February 22nd, 2019 10:25 am GMT -5 in Business,Golf,Links at 10:25 AM

A Strategic Plan for American Golf

Originally published by DK on February 22, 2019 at 10:25 am

RV Tetris

Posted Thursday, January 31st, 2019 01:42 pm GMT -5 in Business,Work at 1:42 PM

The little ones on the concourse were pretty nice, eh?

Originally published by DK on January 31, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Sports Betting

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2019 02:03 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Football,Mini Posts at 2:03 PM

Some interesting numbers about our big game last year:

  • $158,586,934 – total SBLII handle in Nevada
  • $1,170,432 – amount won by Nevada sports books on SBLII
  • $4.76 billion – amount the AGA estimates was bet on SBLII (legally and illegally)

With the legal landscape changing this year, things should be way crazier for Rams-Patriots. I love that the Westgate SuperBook has 442 different prop bets for SBLIII. I mean, how do you even come up with a spread for Phil Mickelson fourth-round bogeys at the Phoenix Open versus Josh Reynolds receptions?

h/t to Marc Meltzer (and good luck to my tech friends in Atlanta)

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm

From the Ground Up (Déjà vu)

Posted Friday, January 18th, 2019 08:29 am GMT -5 in Business,Football,Links,Technology at 8:29 AM

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2019 at 8:29 am

Roy & Moss versus El Chapo

Posted Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 02:03 pm GMT -5 in Business,History,Links,News,Technology at 2:03 PM

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm

Visa Business and Economic Insights

Posted Monday, December 17th, 2018 03:37 pm GMT -5 in Business,News,Shopping at 3:37 PM

While millennials have dominated headlines in recent years, baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) have continued to dominate consumer spending in the U.S. In fact, consumers over 50 now account for more than half of all U.S. spending…

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2018 at 3:37 pm

Never would’ve guessed #1

Posted Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 08:39 pm GMT -5 in Business,Concerts,Links,Music,Work at 8:39 PM

https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/touring/8488873/the-year-in-touring-charts-ed-sheeran-claims-2018s-top-tour-taylor

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2018 at 8:39 pm

I could so do this

Posted Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 10:59 am GMT -5 in Biking,Business,Cars at 10:59 AM
DitchWithLyft

The $300 Lyft credit and 11-month Metro Go-To card would be awesome…

Originally published by DK on September 26, 2018 at 10:59 am

Destruction from within

Posted Thursday, September 13th, 2018 12:34 pm GMT -5 in Business,Work at 12:34 PM

Still wish they would’ve blown it up

Originally published by DK on September 13, 2018 at 12:34 pm

BotATweet: Camera rentals

Posted Monday, September 10th, 2018 12:25 pm GMT -5 in Business,Photography at 12:25 PM

I don’t think your camera rental business will rent many cameras when you require a $4K deposit

Originally published by DK on September 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Bernie Sanders

Posted Thursday, September 6th, 2018 12:46 pm GMT -5 in Business,Quotes at 12:46 PM

Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Anaheim vs. The Mouse

Posted Friday, August 17th, 2018 01:49 pm GMT -5 in Business,Disney,Links at 1:49 PM

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disneyland-hotel-subsidy-20180815-story.html#

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Delta bought an oil refinery?

Posted Friday, July 13th, 2018 07:49 am GMT -5 in Business,Links at 7:49 AM

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/09/03/delta-air-lines-refinery-bet-is-about-to-pay-off-a.aspx

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2018 at 7:49 am

I’m an outlaw, quick on the draw

Posted Thursday, July 12th, 2018 09:02 am GMT -5 in Business,Politics at 9:02 AM

Respect our authoritay

Originally published by DK on July 12, 2018 at 9:02 am

You don’t say…

Posted Sunday, July 8th, 2018 08:38 pm GMT -5 in Business,News at 8:38 PM

This may or may not be a crisis

Originally published by DK on July 8, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Thanks, Bill

Posted Monday, March 12th, 2018 09:42 pm GMT -5 in Business,Technology at 9:42 PM

How did Microsoft ever get this big?

Originally published by DK on March 12, 2018 at 9:42 pm

Enjoying my promotion to CIO

Posted Thursday, February 1st, 2018 11:48 am GMT -5 in Business,Links,Technology,Work at 11:48 AM

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/super-bowl-52-how-the-nfl-and-us-bank-stadium-are-ready-to-make-digital-history/

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2018 at 11:48 am

Tribe helping tribe

Posted Saturday, December 9th, 2017 03:52 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos at 3:52 PM

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4370860-win-all-us-leech-lake-officials-break-ground-site-new-casino

Originally published by DK on December 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Herbert Simon

Posted Monday, November 6th, 2017 02:17 pm GMT -5 in Business,Quotes at 2:17 PM

A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention…

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Nice addition to/from Delta

Posted Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 08:57 pm GMT -5 in Business,Football,Work at 8:57 PM

At least I think this was new…

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Where music shows get made

Posted Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 01:42 pm GMT -5 in Business,Concerts,Links,Music at 1:42 PM

http://davidbyrne.com/journal/the-secret-place-where-music-shows-get-made

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2017 at 1:42 pm

RIP Golden’s Deli

Posted Friday, September 15th, 2017 10:58 am GMT -5 in Business,Food,Links at 10:58 AM

http://www.startribune.com/golden-s-a-lowertown-deli-classic-closes-its-doors/444497363/

Originally published by DK on September 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

A New Era with Chuck

Posted Monday, June 26th, 2017 01:02 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Travel,Work at 1:02 PM

The 2017 Cisco Live Keynote @ Mandalay Bay

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Learn the system

Posted Sunday, June 4th, 2017 08:54 pm GMT -5 in Business,Cars at 8:54 PM

Free downtown parking feels like winning the lottery

Originally published by DK on June 4, 2017 at 8:54 pm

St. Paul 1st

Posted Saturday, April 8th, 2017 07:48 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design at 7:48 PM

Glad that sign is back

Originally published by DK on April 8, 2017 at 7:48 pm

My Top 7 Online Publications

Posted Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 12:52 pm GMT -5 in Business,News,Politics,Reading,Technology at 12:52 PM

* paid subscriber

(Also just resubscribed to the print edition of The Economist)

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2017 at 12:52 pm

Dayton’s, no more

Posted Friday, March 24th, 2017 09:01 pm GMT -5 in Business,History,Shopping at 9:01 PM

End of an era 🙁

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Marketing Genius

Posted Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 11:35 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos at 11:35 PM

Terrible scratch-off gameplay; brilliant targeting

Originally published by DK on February 21, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Badass business cards

Posted Monday, February 20th, 2017 12:17 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design,Football at 12:17 PM

That really says it all, doesn’t it?

Originally published by DK on February 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Top 7 Stocks I’d Buy

Posted Monday, February 20th, 2017 08:43 am GMT -5 in Business,Personal at 8:43 AM
  • Apple (APPL)
  • Coca-Cola (KO)
  • Disney (DIS)
  • McDonald’s (MCD)
  • Nike (NKE)
  • Target (TGT)
  • 3M (MMM)

(if I had a portfolio)

Originally published by DK on February 20, 2017 at 8:43 am

Annual meeting swag

Posted Thursday, February 9th, 2017 04:34 pm GMT -5 in Business,Fashion,Work at 4:34 PM

Thanks for the hat, downtown council 

Originally published by DK on February 9, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Credit Unions Forever

Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 01:48 pm GMT -5 in Business,History at 1:48 PM

Joined NWAFCU almost 32 years ago – can’t believe they used to have your SSN right on the statement

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

That new scoreboard though

Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 11:33 pm GMT -5 in Business,Sports,Technology at 11:33 PM

Nice job on the remodel so far

Originally published by DK on January 9, 2017 at 11:33 pm

Spot the monkfish

Posted Monday, December 12th, 2016 04:58 pm GMT -5 in Business,Food,Travel at 4:58 PM

Home of the lame training session

Originally published by DK on December 12, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Finally

Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 08:50 pm GMT -5 in Business,Casinos at 8:50 PM

More hotel rooms coming to Mystic Lake 

Originally published by DK on November 21, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Armory looks weird inside

Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016 12:33 pm GMT -5 in Business,Design,History at 12:33 PM

Not what I expected…

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm

A Message from the Artist

Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016 01:58 pm GMT -5 in Business,Links,Music at 1:58 PM

View at Medium.com

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Coming Soon

Posted Monday, March 14th, 2016 08:35 pm GMT -5 in Business,Work at 8:35 PM

The new parking ramp and Wells Fargo Skyway

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2016 at 8:35 pm

Yippee-ki-yay

Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 03:28 pm GMT -5 in Business,Movies,Pop Culture,Work at 3:28 PM

Up on the roof of the IDS Tower, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on March 2, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Makers and Managers

Posted Thursday, February 25th, 2016 09:27 am GMT -5 in Business,Links at 9:27 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/meet-is-murder.html?_r=0

Originally published by DK on February 25, 2016 at 9:27 am

The Open War in Los Angeles

Posted Sunday, February 14th, 2016 10:46 am GMT -5 in Business,Football,Links at 10:46 AM

http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/14752649/the-real-story-nfl-owners-battle-bring-football-back-los-angeles

Originally published by DK on February 14, 2016 at 10:46 am

Super Bowl on WordPress

Posted Saturday, February 6th, 2016 09:40 pm GMT -5 in Business,Football,Links,Technology at 9:40 PM

http://www.sfbaysuperbowl.com/

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm

2015 G2E in Las Vegas

Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 12:41 am GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Food,Friends,Travel,Work at 12:41 AM

Last week I had two different people ask me if I missed the casino world. After some inner reflection, I realized I do a little bit – it’s an exciting industry filled with a lot of great people. I still enjoy visiting places like Mystic Lake and figuring out which machines are new, how they change floor layouts, what types of promotions they run to attract more business and other aspects of the operation (which I still feel is one of the best around).

This also made me realize that I never wrote up a trip summary from last fall’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, held way back on September 28 – October 1 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. I hadn’t planned to attend this event originally, so my hotel choices were a bit limited and I ended up at the newly branded LINQ (formerly the Imperial Palace). While the location is great, I don’t think I’ll be going back there again. Nothing majorly horrible – I just prefer other resorts.

G2E is a huge show and I was lucky enough to attend five times during my casino career. The same companies and people are usually present every year and you have the added benefit of the Vegas Strip as a backdrop. This usually leads to a number of great (free) parties and the 2015 edition was no different. This time I held back a little on the drinking side of things, but was excited to finally see the inside of Tao, Lavo and Omnia. It was also great fun to spend time with Vanessa, Jason, Ryan, Peter, Shannon, Mike, Jenn and EJ. Hope to see all of them again at some point.

On the business side of things, I love evaluating new slot machines. As you can see in the photo gallery after the jump, licensed theme games continue to be extremely popular. My favorite new titles were The Simpsons, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and Cirque du Soleil Kooza (a natural for Vegas slot floors if there ever was one). Games I felt were duds include Caddyshack (dislike 3×3 reel games), Frogger (complete waste of a license, poor gameplay, major let down from normally strong Konami) and Space Invaders (skill-based arcade games will only work when you have controls as good as the originals, IMO).

A few other items I remember from the show floor include seeing Pitbull promote his new Playboy slot machine (along with multiple Bunnies), a James Bond-themed welcome party and the Ultimate Chef Showdown judged by Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and Gavin Kaysen’s mentor, Daniel Boulud. I also had an interesting discussion at the MICROS booth (now owned by Oracle). Turns out I’m not the only one who feels the merger has basically destroyed what was once a solid, reliable business partner.

Speaking of food, I had quite a long list of Vegas restaurants I wanted to visit. I was hoping to hit db Brasserie at the Venetian right away, but they were “out of food” by the end of lunch that day. Spots that were open: Hash House A Go Go at the LINQ, Giada at the Cromwell, Bouchon at the Venetian and Yusho at the Monte Carlo. All were wonderful.

Ended up taking a red-eye home, so I had a lot of time to walk around various properties on the last day of the trip. I hiked over to New York, New York to get a glimpse of the new arena being built by MGM and AEG (now called T-Mobile Arena). The new hole in CityCenter where The Harmon used to stand was a bit dramatic. I also stopped in at the Bellagio Gallery of Art and took in the Picasso – Creatures and Creativity exhibition (for free, thanks to MyVegas).

Perhaps this post was best left unwritten, as now I just want to go back again…

Originally published by DK on February 4, 2016 at 12:41 am

Inglewood for $3 Billion

Posted Thursday, January 21st, 2016 08:25 am GMT -5 in Business,Football,Links,Sports at 8:25 AM

http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2016/01/19/los-angeles-rams-nfl-ownership-meeting

Originally published by DK on January 21, 2016 at 8:25 am

Just like Beetlejuice

Posted Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 07:53 pm GMT -5 in Business,Cars at 7:53 PM

Hennepin County Service Center for driver’s license renewal 

Originally published by DK on January 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm

How low can you go?

Posted Friday, January 15th, 2016 10:38 pm GMT -5 in Business,Cars at 10:38 PM

$1.66 a gallon at an SA in Golden Valley, Minnesota 

Originally published by DK on January 15, 2016 at 10:38 pm

Wells Fargo

Posted Friday, January 8th, 2016 03:40 pm GMT -5 in Business,Quotes at 3:40 PM

A sign is made to be seen…

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Lightning has struck me twice

Posted Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 08:22 am GMT -5 in Business,Football,Links,Sports at 8:22 AM

http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/12/22/super-bowl-xlvii-blackout-superdome

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2015 at 8:22 am

Worst Ticketmaster Experience Yet

Posted Thursday, December 17th, 2015 11:02 pm GMT -5 in Business,Concerts,Music at 11:02 PM

Everything about that was lame

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Cisco HQ

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2015 03:25 pm GMT -5 in Business,Travel at 3:25 PM

So many buildings, such an expensive neighborhood 

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Guy Kawasaki

Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 01:29 pm GMT -5 in Business,Quotes,Technology at 1:29 PM

Lesson #1: Fear is a great motivator

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Hello there Guy

Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 01:25 pm GMT -5 in Business,Technology,Travel at 1:25 PM

Last time I saw Mr. Kawasaki was at the MHS

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

One of today’s speakers

Posted Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 08:41 pm GMT -5 in Business,Reading,Technology at 8:41 PM

Jacob Morgan, Futurist and Global Thought Leader

Originally published by DK on December 8, 2015 at 8:41 pm

The Cisco DJ

Posted Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 03:29 pm GMT -5 in Business,Music,Technology,Travel at 3:29 PM

See, I wasn’t joking

Originally published by DK on December 8, 2015 at 3:29 pm

CEO Sighting

Posted Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 11:18 am GMT -5 in Business,Technology,Travel at 11:18 AM

Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO

Originally published by DK on December 8, 2015 at 11:18 am

Keynote below Moscone

Posted Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 10:51 am GMT -5 in Business,Technology,Travel at 10:51 AM

This seems familiar, somehow

Originally published by DK on December 8, 2015 at 10:51 am

Welcome, me

Posted Monday, December 7th, 2015 06:27 pm GMT -5 in Business,Travel at 6:27 PM

Lots of personalization going on at the Marriott Marquis

Originally published by DK on December 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm
 

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