BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA, TUSCANY— I sit in an almost empty villa on a Tuscan hillside as I type this column. San Gimignano is peeking through the mist in the distance. I am reviewing and re-living the previous week in my mind.
With a son who is a sophomore in high school and a daughter who is a sophomore in college, I will take every chance I get to spend a little “quality time” with my kids, as schedules become hectic during the school year.
I have been dreaming of ham, lately. Just this past weekend I was visiting my brother in Madison and he took me to breakfast at a restaurant called The Gathering in Livingston, just down the road from his house.
If one reads a business book about corporate collaboration there will be many salient points made about how the collaborative process leads to various levels of success. A few years ago one of the hot business buzz phrases was “collaboration.”