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Old 09-29-2006, 10:47 AM
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Poker may be the exec game of the future
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If you're fairly athletic, then yes learn to golf. If you're not athletic in the least bit, then forget it b/c it will take too long to get any good.
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I agree that you only really need to have the correct etiquette. 1 or 2 lessons and a few reps on the course should have you good to go.

I will add that golf is not really about golf. It is about having one on one time with somebody you want to have one on one time with.

You get 4 hours on the golf course to relax. Then you get an hour in the clubhouse over beers and then probably dinner. So 5 to 10 hours with your client.

Amazingly, I find it is much easier to schedule 5 to 10 hours with my client in that way than it is to schedule a half hour conference call. Just the way it is.
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Yeah, Bocce ball is pretty fun, and there are public courts at several parks here in Manhattan. I remember watching the Bocce players on weekends at Washington Square Park - very soothing. And, of course, plenty of bars and restaurants around the area for some after-Bocce celebration.

I guess similar to Bocce is horseshoes, though that requires more arm strength.
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I wonder if there are ever any other "social" activities that would be acceptable for schmoozing with clients?

My preferred schmooze activity, a long time ago, was 8-ball and beer. Or what about bowling?

If the clients like being in the great outdoors, why not a hike or rock-climbing?

I just don't get the allure of golf. My uncles have been execs at IBM, and I know all of them golf - but they golfed before they were execs. And my aunt (their sister) also became an exec, yet never golfed. So I guess it really depends on what kind of client base you have. Perhaps certain clients would like to go around an art museum and then to a nice restaurant after.
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Art museums are fairly quite right? Might not be able to talk as much business.
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Excellent post.
Art museums are fairly quite right? Might not be able to talk as much business.
Oops, except the part about art museums. That seems a little gay.
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Suggest an alternative:
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I think you do whatever the client wants to do. I don't think golf is an automatic anymore, now that executives aren't 100% from elite upper-crust society.
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