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Boy was I off

Posted on January 19th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

I threw my hat into the ring that Amazon would choose Las Vegas for their second headquarters. My hat was blown away, flown into a wood chipper, minced and then incinerated into burnt ash which the wind mockingly blew away again.   It’s down to 20 cities and not one of them is in Nevada.¬†I […]

“Sometimes where you are is where you need to be”

Posted on January 12th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

Happy New Year!   I invoked the title yesterday while my car was blockaded by a FedEx truck after having completed a successful business appointment. I was feeling anxious to leave, feeling trapped, but why? “Sometimes,” as I told my associate who felt the same impediment, “where you are is where you need to be.” […]

Carlyle Rediscovered

Posted on December 29th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

“You cannot have Dickens without Carlyle”

Film of the Year

Posted on December 19th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

My film of the year is the dark comedy Doomsdays. While this film was technically produced in 2013, it was new to me this year and that’s how I am qualifying its eligibility. The film is anxiously jarring in the first act, and really, it takes some effort on the viewer to embrace the destructive […]

Book of the Year

Posted on December 16th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

The best book I read this year is Kant: On History¬†which is a collection of resplendent essays by the most understated intellect in world history, Immanuel Kant.   A post shared by Joseph Hazani (@jhazani) on Nov 23, 2017 at 9:04pm PST   Kant summarizes the worldview and optimism of The Enlightenment by being its […]

Airbnb of the Year

Posted on December 7th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

I was a guest in (at least) 12 Airbnb’s this year. They ranged in stature from sharing a bathroom with the host to having a private 2 bedroom flat; in geographies from the Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic Northeast; in winter to summer. But none reached the level of charm as the “Eucalyptus Cottage” in […]

Where will Amazon land?

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

Since they haven’t announced a decision yet (that I know of), I wanted to throw my hat in the ring as to where Amazon will have its second headquarters: Las Vegas, NV. Amazon has a long-time working relationship with the state of Nevada, housing a very prominent master distribution center in Reno, NV for at […]