Speaking in Singapore for HP

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Marina Bay Sands Hotel

I’m in Singapore, where in a couple of hours I’ll be speaking for about 2200 salespeople at an HP sales kickoff.

I’m staying at the brand new Sands Hotel and casino. It’s an incredible place that overlooks the Singapore bay. This hotel is less than a year old and it’s already the top producing Sands Casino on Earth.

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Teotihuacan – Mexico’s City of the Gods

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About to climb the Pyramid of the Sun

(Oct. 2010)

I’m in Mexico City where tomorrow morning I’ll be speaking for a group of Mexican banking executives.

I had a few hours to kill so I hired a taxi driver , a 55 year old man who’s a great-grandfather, to drive me to the Teotihuacan, one of the world’s greatest archeological sites.

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Climbing Kilimanjaro – Will and Desire

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Mt. Kilimanjaro – “The Roof of Africa”

After about a 20 year wait on my bucket list, in June 2010 I was finally able to check off climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is a mile taller than any mountain in the Colorado Rockies.

Only half of the people who try to climb Kilimanjaro actually make it. The trail is not particularly steep or tortuous, but with every step you slowly leave behind the oxygen-rich farmlands and rain forests below as you push towards the arctic desert above.

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Climbing Pike’s Peak

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(July 2009)

Three hours into the climb you see the snow-covered peak for the first time.

Last September, when I decided to begin training for the Vancouver Winter Olympics, I had to do a few things to fix up my body. One of the things I had to do was to get knee surgery to fix some torn cartilage in my left knee (I hurt my knee TRYING to ski a couple of years ago).

The doctor was not able to completely fix the knee, only to clean it up a bit, so I was not sure about how strong it was.

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Family Fun in Colorado

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Climbing Pike’s Peak

Colorado is a great family vacation spot. Colorado Springs has tons of family attractions. The Estes Park YMCA of the Rockies is the bigest in the world. Over 200 cabins, plus several lodges house families from all over – but at least 50% are people from Texas escaping the heat.

Many people actually volunteer 27 hours a week in order to get free room and board at the Y. There are so many activities, there’s no way to do them all.

 

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