Monday, October 19, 2015

What a $20 self-parking charge cost the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel.

I used to like the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel.  It was a great place for business breakfasts and lunches, and it was where the Law School Admissions Council held one of its conferences this year.  But I won't go back there.  As I pulled in this morning, the cost to park was $20--not just for valet service but also for self-parking.

For those who are not Las Vegans, $20 for self-parking is pretty much unheard of.  The point of free (or near-free) parking here is that we want patrons to enjoy the premises and spend their dollars elsewhere.  So $20 for parking goes against the Las Vegas culture.

But the story gets worse.  I asked to see the manager.  No luck.  I asked to have the manager drop by while I was having breakfast.  No luck.

If I had more free time, I would do a powerpoint on the order of this classic one (here).

Goodbye, Renaissance.  Let's see how the Las Vegas market treats your new changes.

A cool article about luck.

Forwarded to me by the wonderful Tom Piechota, who read it in Southwest Airlines's monthly magazine (here).

Thursday, October 08, 2015

The 17-month wait (!) is over: our Virtuous Billing essay is finally out.

Randy Gordon, my co-author, and I turned in this essay, Virtuous Billing, in July 2014.  The Nevada Law Journal has now published it as part of a symposium issue that my amazing colleague, Jean Sternlight, put together.

At some point in the not-too-distant future,* the whole symposium will be out.  I enjoyed each and every paper presentation that I saw, and it's lovely to be able to tout a lot of people's very hard work.

* Based on my own experiences with last year's editorial board, I can make no promises as to timing.