I aim to set this blog apart from other financial, macro and investment blogs. One way is to put extremely unique content into the blogosphere. Another way is to bring the virtual to the actual. Thus, I arrange for my readers to meet me in interesting siutations. This is a pictorial of my latest event. To put it succinctly, we had a blast on The Motherland. I think I sponsored NYC's sexiest, most fun, and productive financial networking event of the summer. Then again, how sexy and fun are financial networking events??? You know what they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words". Well, when you're BoomBustBloggin' with Reggie...
This pic represents a wide variety of vocations, education and interests - all revolving around yachting of, course. A heavy dose of private equity, a media CTO, alternative energy, hedge fund managers, analysts and marketers (and even a lowly blogger) hailing from Yale, Harvard, London Business School, Howard... Hey, I have many more pics for those who want to see me skinny dipping through the Palisades.
You didn't really think I would post that, did you? But here is the crew. Attractive, intelligent, eloquent, articulate and fun loving boys and girls...
There was an elevated level of discussiona and discourse. The eclectic reading material that I keep on the boat served to jump start a bit of the discussion. I am a self-proclaimed student of socio-economic stratification and related human behavior. I will be injecting some of my thoughts and studies on this blog soon, as I explain how it is interwoven into my investment thesis.
This is Tara, and she can sing her ass off. Click here to see Tara sing on the Motherland, and see me blush.
Although Tara can sing, she can't fight very well. She got knocked out in Wii Boxing, below.
Virtual Cat Fight!
A BoomBust Smile with Style!
Our arrival at the 79th Street Boat Basin for lunch.
and as we eat at the Basin and show all of our teeth... For those who didn't realize it, I'm that handsome brother in the middle with the white shirt.
What!!! Look at that picture. I can't believe Reggie jumped into the Hudson in the buff???!!! Wow!!!! Whoa!!! Whew!!! Is that real??!! I'm sorry. I can't help myself. Yeah, I'm silly...
We've got to arrange those important money making meetings!!! Just look at us, PDA phonin's away. The 1st mover in the PDA phone market should have monopolized the industry. What the hell happened!!!
This is Captain Don, who was suppose to be shepherding us through the treacherous waters of the Hudson River, up the Pallisades but it appears that he was having too much fun! Hey, is this in your job description??? Talk about a cushy job with perks!
Hey, whose driving the boat? That damn cap'n is having too much fun!
Below is your lowly blogger with that look of conternation on his face, doing the Captian's job as he chills at the helm with all the beautiful women! Hey, what am I paying him
Okay Cap'n, back to work. On a more serious note, the fellas did get some networking done.
A beautiful pic taken from the aquatic side of the Hudson...
Smiles, smiles and more smiles. I so enjoy seeing people have fun... That's the George Washingting Bridge above their heads.
It was just above the GW Bridge, at the foot of the Pallisades that we anchored and I talked everybody (okay, just a few bodies) into jumping into the clean part of the Hudson. I got in as well. The tide was rippin' at about 2 knots. For those that know their martiime stuff, that makes for some very difficult swimming. The ladies and gentlement below are very good swimmers.
"Hey, is this water cold! I don't want to get my hair wet! Whose coming in with me?"
Hey, look at me!
Victory! I didn't get my hair wet!
A cool married couple was the first to jump in. A beautiful shot with the GW Bridge and the city in the background.
In the mean time on the other end of the boat, it is heaven for bankers, marketers and traders who wanted to stay dry.
Below, you can see they are spreading gossip about your blogger. Someone come to my defense!!!
|More Smiles and more smiles. I'm glad everyone enjoyed themselves. I will be planning another boat ride, probably the first week of September (and maybe a spontaneous one before the end of Augsut), as well as a get together at the Gansevoort Hotel. Yes, they will be even more fun that this one. I hold these events to meet interesting people in the financial and investment industry. Ultra high net worth types, alternative asset, investment banking, proprietary trading, asset management, etc. If you fit into these categories and feel you would enjoy some time with this BoomBustBlogger, email me .|