“Business meetings are not the enemy. In terms of making the nation more productive and better off, they are builders, not saboteurs,” wrote lawyer, actor, and economist Ben Stein in a New York Times editorial in March. After all of the AIG-incentive bashing and the all-around scapegoating that meetings — specifically, meetings sponsored by firms taking bailout money under the Troubled Asset Relief Program —
The Real Value Proposition
There’s more to a meeting’s value than the dollars spent in the hotel.