State of the Industry Food for Thought 1999 – 2009 Richard A. Foss Executive Vice President
State of the Industry 1999 Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia
Food for Thought <ul><li>Bring in the New Bred </li></ul><ul><li>“ You want pistols, hot-blooded people bent on making the...
State of the Industry 2000 The Breakers Palm Beach, FL
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ The definition of a mulligan:  The chance to immediately repeat a mistake” </li></ul><ul><li>Un...
State of the Industry 2001 The Broadmoor Colorado Springs, CO
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ You are already positioned in the minds of your customers.  The only question is, if you’re not...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” </li></ul><ul><li>Wayne Gretzky </li></ul><ul><li>“...
State of the Industry 2002 The Homestead Hot Springs, VA
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ We didn’t lose the game; we just ran  </li></ul><ul><li>out of time.” </li></ul><ul><li>Vince L...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Alva ...
State of the Industry 2003 La Quinta Resort and Spa Palm Springs, CA
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Half the game is ninety percent mental.” </li></ul><ul><li>Yogi Berra </li></ul><ul><li>“ If wi...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ An economic forecaster is like a cross-eyed javelin thrower, they don’t win many accuracy conte...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every...
State of the Industry 2004 Marco Island Marriott Resort and Golf Club Marco Island, FL
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ The harder you work the luckier you get.” </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Player </li></ul><ul><li>“ If ...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you.  Tell him a bench...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ If Columbus had an Advisory Committee, he probably would still be on the dock.” </li></ul><ul><...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Optimists are right.  So are pessimists.  It’s up to you to choose which you will be.” </li></u...
State of the Industry 2005 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ I’d like to see the fairways more narrow.  Then everyone would have to play from the rough, jus...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mario Andre...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ God put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things, right now I am so far behind I wi...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” </li></ul><u...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence regard...
State of the Industry 2006 The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Lake Buena Vista, FL
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ What’s the use of washing your golf ball when teeing off on a water hole?” </li></ul><ul><li>Br...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Why do we say something is out of whack?  What’s a whack?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ When someone ask...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Good hours, excellent pay, fun place to work, paid training, mean boss.  Oh well, four out of f...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished ...
State of the Industry 2007 J. W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa Phoenix, AZ
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your </li></ul><ul><li>go...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ The less skilled a player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about a golf swing.” </li><...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon not just the bottom line.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous <...
Food for Thought <ul><li>Rules for Picking People </li></ul><ul><li>“ Look for intelligence and judgment and most critical...
State of the Industry 2008 Loews Miami Beach Hotel Miami, FL
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more b...
Food For Thought <ul><li>“ If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li>...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” </li><...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” </li...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Leadership:  The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because they want to...
State of the Industry 2009 La Quinta Resort and Spa Palm Springs, CA
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Golf is a funny game.  You hit down on the ball to make it go up.  You swing left and the ball ...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ No matter how badly you are playing, it’s always possible to play worse.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ano...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Leaders are not born.  They are made just like everything else…through hard work.  That’s the p...
Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Organizations don’t really accomplish anything.  Plans don’t really accomplish anything, either...
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  1. 1. State of the Industry Food for Thought 1999 – 2009 Richard A. Foss Executive Vice President
  2. 2. State of the Industry 1999 Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia
  3. 3. Food for Thought <ul><li>Bring in the New Bred </li></ul><ul><li>“ You want pistols, hot-blooded people bent on making their mark. Not mild-mannered, conforming types who will succumb to the awesome power of the existing culture” </li></ul><ul><li>Book Titled: High-Velocity Culture Change </li></ul>
  4. 4. State of the Industry 2000 The Breakers Palm Beach, FL
  5. 5. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ The definition of a mulligan: The chance to immediately repeat a mistake” </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul><ul><li>“ Positioning your company is like health, take care of the inside and the inside will take </li></ul><ul><li>care of the outside.” </li></ul><ul><li>Burson Marsteller </li></ul>
  6. 6. State of the Industry 2001 The Broadmoor Colorado Springs, CO
  7. 7. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ You are already positioned in the minds of your customers. The only question is, if you’re not actively managing your positioning, who is ?” </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul>
  8. 8. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” </li></ul><ul><li>Wayne Gretzky </li></ul><ul><li>“ When you win, nothing hurts.” </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Namath </li></ul>
  9. 9. State of the Industry 2002 The Homestead Hot Springs, VA
  10. 10. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ We didn’t lose the game; we just ran </li></ul><ul><li>out of time.” </li></ul><ul><li>Vince Lombardi </li></ul>
  11. 11. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Alva Edison </li></ul>
  12. 12. State of the Industry 2003 La Quinta Resort and Spa Palm Springs, CA
  13. 13. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Half the game is ninety percent mental.” </li></ul><ul><li>Yogi Berra </li></ul><ul><li>“ If winning isn’t everything, why do they </li></ul><ul><li>keep score? </li></ul><ul><li>Vince Lombardi </li></ul>
  14. 14. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ An economic forecaster is like a cross-eyed javelin thrower, they don’t win many accuracy contests, but they keep the crowd’s attention.” </li></ul><ul><li>ANONYMOUS </li></ul>
  15. 15. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” </li></ul><ul><li>Winston Churchill </li></ul>
  16. 16. State of the Industry 2004 Marco Island Marriott Resort and Golf Club Marco Island, FL
  17. 17. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ The harder you work the luckier you get.” </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Player </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Hope </li></ul>
  18. 18. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to make sure.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul>
  19. 19. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ If Columbus had an Advisory Committee, he probably would still be on the dock.” </li></ul><ul><li>Justice Arthur Goldberg </li></ul>
  20. 20. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It’s up to you to choose which you will be.” </li></ul><ul><li>Harvey MacKay </li></ul>
  21. 21. State of the Industry 2005 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA
  22. 22. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ I’d like to see the fairways more narrow. Then everyone would have to play from the rough, just like me.” </li></ul><ul><li>Seve Ballestros </li></ul>
  23. 23. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mario Andretti </li></ul>
  24. 24. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ God put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things, right now I am so far behind I will never die.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul>
  25. 25. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel Johnson </li></ul>
  26. 26. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence regardless of their </li></ul><ul><li>chosen endeavor.” </li></ul><ul><li>Vince Lombardi </li></ul>
  27. 27. State of the Industry 2006 The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Lake Buena Vista, FL
  28. 28. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ What’s the use of washing your golf ball when teeing off on a water hole?” </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Lansky </li></ul><ul><li>“ Competitive golf is played mainly in a five-and-a-half inch course, the space between your ears.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bobby Jones </li></ul>
  29. 29. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Why do we say something is out of whack? What’s a whack?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ When someone asks you, “A penny for your thoughts” and you put in your two cents worth …what happens to the other penny?” </li></ul><ul><li>George Carlin </li></ul>
  30. 30. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Good hours, excellent pay, fun place to work, paid training, mean boss. Oh well, four out of five isn’t bad.” </li></ul><ul><li>Help wanted ad, PA Newspaper 1994 </li></ul>
  31. 31. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” </li></ul><ul><li>John Wooden </li></ul>
  32. 32. State of the Industry 2007 J. W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa Phoenix, AZ
  33. 33. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your </li></ul><ul><li>golf swing.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Everyone replaces a divot after </li></ul><ul><li>a perfect shot.” </li></ul>
  34. 34. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ The less skilled a player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about a golf swing.” </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul><ul><li>“ Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three.” </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul>
  35. 35. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon not just the bottom line.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>“ Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Ford </li></ul>
  36. 36. Food for Thought <ul><li>Rules for Picking People </li></ul><ul><li>“ Look for intelligence and judgment and most critically, a capacity to anticipate, to see around corners.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Also, look for loyalty, integrity, a high energy drive, a balanced ego and the drive </li></ul><ul><li>to get things done.” </li></ul><ul><li>Colin Powell </li></ul>
  37. 37. State of the Industry 2008 Loews Miami Beach Hotel Miami, FL
  38. 38. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.” </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still moving.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul>
  39. 39. Food For Thought <ul><li>“ If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul>
  40. 40. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown </li></ul>
  41. 41. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Cosby </li></ul>
  42. 42. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because they want to do it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dwight D. Eisenhower </li></ul>
  43. 43. State of the Industry 2009 La Quinta Resort and Spa Palm Springs, CA
  44. 44. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Golf is a funny game. You hit down on the ball to make it go up. You swing left and the ball goes right. The lowest score wins. And to top it off, the winner </li></ul><ul><li>buys the drinks.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul>
  45. 45. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ No matter how badly you are playing, it’s always possible to play worse.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>“ A “gimmie” can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers…neither of whom can putt very well.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous </li></ul>
  46. 46. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Leaders are not born. They are made just like everything else…through hard work. That’s the price we have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal.” </li></ul><ul><li>Vince Lombardi </li></ul>
  47. 47. Food for Thought <ul><li>“ Organizations don’t really accomplish anything. Plans don’t really accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don’t matter much. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.” </li></ul><ul><li>Colin Powell </li></ul>
  48. 48. State of the Industry Food for Thought 1999 – 2009 Richard A. Foss Executive Vice President

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