Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Beside being one of the best and funniest movies ever, it is my life today. Early morning train to the plane will get me in to L.A. a little after noon to (hopefully) a waiting car. My preferred transport these days is the subway, with an occasional cab or bus. The open spaces, no matter airplanehow congested and smogged up, will be a jolt. Ah, the freedom of the auto, a nice drive around Malibu with the top down. L.A. does have its slight, transitory pleasures.

There’s that whole L.A./New York thing that is disconcerting (is there really nothing in between) but I have the new Condé Nast Portfolio to keep me company on the flight. It looks sumptuous and imposing, a cross between New Yorker and Wired, two other Condé Nast properties.

Do we really need another business magazine? Yes! Business 2.0, FastCompany, and Red Herring, used to be big, fat, and exciting. Now they are old, tired, and skimpy.  Maybe it takes Condé Nast to resurrect the glamor and panache in business. 

Next dispatches from the left coast.

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