A common practice amongst subordinates is to intentionally include extraneous steps in a plan to give a meddling boss something to change. This way, the plan remains exactly the same, but the boss feels as though he’s made a contribution and the subordinate can point out that he compromised. It goes like this:
PEON: Here’s what my plan is: We’ll design the product, build a prototype, dispose of toxic waste in the executive washroom, and then launch the product.
BOSS: Whoa! That third step is a problem. I don’t think we should dispose of toxic waste in the executive washroom. That could harm our corporate executives.
PEON: Hmmm… I’m still not sure about abandoning Step 3, but I see what you’re saying and value your guidance. I’ll scrap Step 3.
BOSS: Great! Let’s move forward.
It was this kind of scenario that comes to mind when the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center makes its pitch to expand its facilities into the Lower Garden District as part of a public/private partnership.
As New Orleans police continue to try to stem the wave of property crimes along the Louisiana Avenue corridor, investigators are trying to find a woman who was in possession of a credit card stolen from an Irish Channel auto burglary, authorities said.
Let’s face it, New Orleans was not awarded the Super Bowl because NFL owners valued the financial investment the citizens of Minneapolis had made to build a new stadium. New Orleans has a reliable stadium that has served us very well over the decades, a stadium which in fact transformed New Orleans and helped create Poydras Street as a major business destination. We should all thank Doug Thornton, Ron Forman and Governor Jindal for continuing to keep our stadium up to par, within its physical footprint. The State of Louisiana can’t afford to build a new stadium at this time and we don’t have the corporate base of Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston or Milwaukee to even partially fund such a project. Nevertheless, we will win another Super Bowl bid — maybe not next year — but soon because New Orleans is still the best sports destination in America.
The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is on the cusp of returning to a major expansion with a new hotel and exhibit hall on long-vacant land in the Lower Garden District, officials said Wednesday morning.
New Orleans city attorneys are seeking sanctions against the liquor license for The Palms bar in the university area — where an off-duty bartender is accused of raping a woman in April — alleging that the bar does too little to protect its patrons.
Police are seeking the public’s help finding two men who were each reported missing in recent days, one from his home in Central City and the other from a home on Nashville Avenue.
Summer is almost here; it’s time to get out and get active! Why not do so playing adult social sports? With Southern Sports Leagues, you can get back into the sports you enjoy. We offer everything from Softball and Flag Football to Dodgeball and Kickball as well. SSL runs several tournaments during the year, the next one being our Charity Social Softball Tournament on June 21st for the SPCA at City Park.
New Orleans police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance camera as he tried to rob the clerk of a Claiborne Avenue convenience store earlier this month, authorities said.
An Uptown home on Camp Street at the corner of Valmont was heavily damaged by fire Monday afternoon after an apparent explosion from a shed in the rear yard, New Orleans fire officials said.