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Not sure how many of you spent your New Year's Eve at Pure, the club overlooking the jammed Las Vegas Strip. I shared the veranda overlooking the festivities with nearly 20 friends and family. Brittany made a fleeting appearance then was gone (or passed out, as press reports claim). Vegas is a wild place to be any night, and New Year's Eve brings out more of the craziness. It is, after all, home of wild hopes and dreams, played out on the nearest slot machine, crap table, or roulette wheel. Each spin or turn of a card could bring fame or fortune. It seems the world can't get enough of an atmosphere in which all things seem possible.
Camping out near the DJ, by the edge of the roof, for an optimal view of the midnight fireworks display was an adventure. Nursing my libation, there was lots to think about: resolutions, a recap of the past year's events, the road ahead, and this column. I found myself wondering if this would be the year that:
Will 2007 be the year all this happens? I have a longer list of worries and hopes for 2007. I'm putting my money on companies that are spending early January planning for Q4. These folks are worried about their competition sneaking up on them. They're setting aggressive goals and dedicated to staffing their organizations with people who are more concerned about being number one than with any other number.
I may be crazy to think all this will happen. But as my man Billy Joel says, it just may be a lunatic you're looking for.
Happy New Year,
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