2020: A Business Travel Odyssey

By Randy Schwimmer | July 15th, 2015 | middlemarketgrowth.org

This article is brought to you by DHG Private Equity. It appears in full in the July/August issue of Middle Market Growth.


Monday, 5:30 a.m. // [Up&Atom© wrist alarm vibrates]Ugh, time to get up. Can’t believe I have to fly to Havana tonight. Well, I haven’t missed an ACG InterGrowth® in 30 years. Not about to start now. [Checks PhoneDrone© app on wrist]. My lift arrives soon so better get going.

7:30 a.m. // [en route to JFK, aloft at 1,000 feet]. Glad I’m not in that traffic! Don’t know why everybody doesn’t use these personal airlifts. Really great time-saver. Let’s see how my flight is doing. [Checks AirAware® app]. On-time departure. And they’ve booked me for a massage [Rubways©] while I’m going through security. Sweet!

9:30 a.m. // [on plane]. Let me see if I can get a better hotel. [FlyingRoomers.com]. So much easier than that corporate service we used before. Hotels, motels, houses, even student housing! Love the way your luggage gets sent right from the plane to your room [Bagz©] …

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Randy Schwimmer is senior managing director and head of origination and capital markets at Churchill Asset Management, a credit asset management firm affiliated with TIAA-CREF Asset Management LLC. He is also founder and publisher of The Lead Left, a weekly newsletter about deals and trends in the capital markets.

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