Prohibition, smoky back rooms, moonshine, flapper dancers, cigarette ‘girls’ and men in wide ties and stylish brims. Our team at DDCC was recently asked to take you back to the feel and style of a “Speakeasy” evening for a client’s annual fundraising event.
One of our clients had a tough year. The decline in oil prices hit this private company hard, and the president was charged with passing on some tough year-end compensation numbers at the annual shareholders meeting.
I finally gave in. The buzz was out there. And as it turned out, I was ready. I’m talking about beginning my binge this weekend on the Netflix sensation, “House of Cards.”
What has the world of brainstorming great ideas in corporate America come to? Have executives become so concerned about appearances that they have forgotten to spontaneously get excited—really excited—when a great idea comes to the table?