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  • The Green Knight: The Dude Ranch
    Play ping pong of course We convened at the Rice Rec Center and held an epic international tournament for the ages Saturday afternoon we were pleased to introduce our IMD friends guests families to a unique cultural experience the Houston Rodeo From bull riding events to the livestock show to lots of Texas BBQ I think it s safe to say that we all enjoyed the experience and that our guests will always remember it Saturday night we went to dinner at Beaver s for some more locavore fare and Sunday our guests had to leave too early The weather was gorgeous Sunday so it s too bad they couldn t stick around we played beach volleyball all afternoon Actually as both of our guests were really really tall maybe it s a good thing they couldn t stay and play against us The weather here is still absolutely beautiful so now is the right time for us to be cultural ambassadors of Houston If anyone else would like to visit COME ON DOOOOOOOOOWN Posted by Bryan Hassin at 11 15 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Houston imd rodeo No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November 1 October 2 September 5 August 1 July 1 June 4 May 1 April 3 March 2 February 3 January 2 2014 26 November 4 October 3 August 3 July 3 June 7 April 1 March 3 February 1 January 1 2013 32 December 2 November 3 October 3 September

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  • The Green Knight: Weekend in NYC - Part 2
    and wine and an introduction to the recent addition to their family we then made our way over to another high school friend s apartment He happens to be starting up a new venture related to beer and food pairings so he regaled us with several flights of exotic beers paired perfectly with accompanying cheeses and even desserts He then joined us as we walked to our final destination a bar in Alphabet City where we met up with several old friends from Lovett College at Rice What a blast from the past we hadn t seen most of them since college and it was fun to catch up with them until the very wee hours of the morning It has been a long time since Katie and I stayed out until 3 AM but if it s going to happen NYC is probably an appropriate venue After our late night Sunday morning began way too early but we managed to mobilize and make our way to Chinatown for a traditional New Year s celebration We met friends from elementary school and business school at a dim sum restaurant where we stuffed ourselves silly for an incredibly low priced meal The only way to afford living in NYC must be to eat dim sum as often as possible As we walked back toward our hotel to pick up our bags and head to the airport we stopped in a Chinatown park where they were setting off fireworks and singing the US National Anthem in celebration what a great way to ring in the year of the snake It was just a short trip to NYC but I think we did it up right museums shows restaurants late nights and most importantly friends We still need to visit the Met and

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  • The Green Knight: Weekend in NYC - Part 1
    be quite small The MoMA delivered more although once again the Goldfinger and The Scream exhibits we were anticipating were somewhat lackluster but it made up with lots of impressionism The biggest hit by far was our lunch between museums at Candle 79 All organic all vegan and with some raw entrees this restaurant proved emphatically that catering to special dietary needs can still be gourmet and delicious Plus we were able to catch up with a friend there whom we hadn t in a long time After freshening up back at our hotel we had an early dinner at nearby Almond This definitely satisfied our seafood fix in a south of France kind of way and ensured that we were properly nourished before our evening show Between the early reservation and people staying in due to the weather we didn t feel rushed or crowded at all Friday evening we attended a performance of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof one of Katie s favorite Tennessee Williams plays We knew that Scarlett Johansson was headlining but we were pleased to recognize several of the other actors as well including Ciarán Hinds and Benjamin Walker as well We really enjoyed the production and would recommend it to anyone else who is a fan of the play Point to New York top notch theater packed with Hollywood s best is not a feature you find anywhere else By the time we left the theater NYC was dead The snow was falling heavily the roads were slushy and there were only a few other people in Times Square We decided to call it a night and save our strength for Saturday Posted by Bryan Hassin at 11 06 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels New

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  • The Green Knight: Secure Base In the Office and Gym
    stimulate as much muscle fiber as possible because I lift conservatively not wanting to fail and drop the bar on my chest With this spotter behind me I had the confidence to go all out this morning and I took my bench press routine to absolute complete failure by working with more weight strict form of course and doing more reps When I finished a rep and was already tired I still took the risk of doing another rep because I knew the spotter would save me if I failed The result was that I was actually able to do several more reps It was such a good workout that now I can barely move my arms Because of my spotter I was able to stretch myself and now my gains with adequate recovery will be much greater This is exactly what secure base leadership is all about I m thrilled that Dr Kohlrieser is bringing his top ranked High Performance Leadership program much of which centers on the secure base to the US this year I wonder how many of our country s private and public leaders playing not to lose instead of playing to win Posted by Bryan Hassin at 17 19 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels George Kohlrieser gym High Performance Leadership imd 2 comments Veronica Rae Saron said You re a certified personal trainer Veronica Saturday January 26 2013 at 4 01 00 AM EST Bryan Hassin said Who do you think started the personal training program at the Rice Rec Center Saturday January 26 2013 at 8 34 00 AM EST Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum

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  • The Green Knight: ABB Houston 5k Race Report
    13 seconds ahead of my goal and with a heart rate of 174 BPM The next three km really settled into pace 4 12 178 BPM 4 14 180 BPM and 4 11 182 BPM Heading into my endgame I was 24 seconds ahead of my goal which was on target barely for a PR I picked it up for the next 400m which took us around a couple of turns I finished this segment in 1 31 187 BPM so was now 30 seconds ahead of my goal There were several people who had passed me earlier in the race in sight as I rounded the final turn and I could feel someone behind me pressing as I kicked it into gear One by one I passed all the people between me and the finish line but the guy behind me overtook me and pulled a few feet ahead In the final 20m or so I managed to find another gear 189 BPM and re overtake him barely beating him out at the finish I wonder how much more slowly I would have gone if I hadn t had to fend off his challenge as my football coach used to say Competition breeds excellence My final result was 20 21 a new PR by 10 seconds I finished 44 overall out of 3 183 runners 99th percentile 41 out of 1 357 male runners 97th percentile and 9 out of 180 men in the 30 34 age class 95th percentile I m very pleased with the results and now I ll try to improve by gradually lowering my goal pace each time 4 14 was my slowest km in this race so my goal for the next race will be for all kms to come in at 4 13

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  • The Green Knight: James Bond Songs
    enduringly recognizable 10 You Only Live Twice Nancy Sinatra Not a great song per se but one that definitely fits the Bond theme 11 Thunderball Tom Jones Tom Jones being Tom Jones which makes for a good theme song style 12 A View To A Kill Duran Duran I imagine that this song was actually awesome in the mid 80s but its style isn t terribly timeless for me 13 On Her Majesty s Secret Service John Barry I m not sure why they moved away from vocal theme songs to this purely orchestral piece possibly to provide a clearer break from the Sean Connery era That would certainly explain why they went running back to the vocal style and even re used Goldfinger s Shirley Bassey when they brought Connery back for Diamonds Are Forever 14 Tomorrow Never Dies Sheryl Crow I love Sheryl Crow and stylistically this is right on but somehow it just doesn t work for me Her voice sounds weak in the high parts 15 The World Is Not Enough Garbage This was forgettable enough that I had to refresh my memory about how it sounded on YouTube 16 Moonraker Shirley Bassey Bassey s third and final Bond song is just kind of slow and blah 17 Goldeneye Tina Turner They used a Tina Turner Bond song about 10 years too late 18 Live And Let Die Paul McCartney Wings I know many people will disagree with this but I really loathe just about everything that came out of Paul McCartney after the Beatles including this song Now the Guns N Roses version is another story 19 The Living Daylights A ha Again this might have fit better in the mid 80s when it came out but today it s just not very good 20 You Know My Name Chris Cornell Casino Royale s theme song is one of the only underwhelming aspects of an otherwise great film 21 Another Way To Die Alicia Keys Don t feel bad if you don t remember the Quantum of Solace theme song you re probably just repressing your memory of it because it isn t very good 22 License To Kill Gladys Knight If Tina Turner was 10 years too late Gladys Knight was 20 This song is terrible they should have just covered Midnight Train to Georgia instead 23 Never Say Never Again Lani Hall I ve been harsh on some of the other 80s songs as having been good but not having endured Never Say Never Again doesn t have that problem because it was horrible from the very beginning Posted by Bryan Hassin at 11 37 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels James Bond 2 comments Tory Gattis said Always loved the Moby remake Where does he fit on your list http www youtube com watch v 6MdABLcI7RI Friday January 11 2013 at 7 18 00 PM EST Bryan Hassin said Well it doesn t really fit

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  • The Green Knight: James Bond Cars
    DBS V12 Quantum of Solace same as the one in Casino Royale but a little darker 10 Lotus Esprit Turbo For Your Eyes Only not much action from this one but still a pretty cool car 11 BMW Z8 The World Is Not Enough only got to fire one shot before being cut in half by an helicopter mounted buzz saw 12 Toyota 2000GT You Only Live Twice quite a departure from the classy European cars throughout the rest of the Bond films 13 BMW 750iL Tomorrow Never Dies typical weapons but with the added ability to drive the car via smart phone Lost points for being an ugly boat of a car 14 Bentley Mark IV From Russia With Love this car didn t have anything special about it except that Bentley never actually made a Mark IV model 15 BMW Z3 Goldeneye in one of the more flagrant instances of product placement during this Bond era this car served no purpose whatsoever and had less than two minutes of screen time 16 Mercedes 250SE Octopussy after the tires were blown Bond mounted this car onto railroad tracks and drove it that way 17 Chevrolet Impala Live And Let Die nothing special 18 Ford LTD A View To A Kill nothing special 19 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Dr No nothing special Posted by Bryan Hassin at 10 08 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels James Bond No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November 1 October 2

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  • The Green Knight: James Bond Henchmen
    eliminated 11 Necros The Living Daylights we have now crossed the line from compelling henchmen to forgettable ones 12 Renard The World Is Not Enough Elektra King s lover who can t feel pain yawn 13 Miranda Frost Die Another Day MI6 double agent and accomplished fencer 14 Mischka Grischka Octopussy knife throwing circus twins We have now crossed the line from the forgettable henchmen to the downright lame 15 Hans You Only Live Twice a tall strong blonde guy with nothing special about him 16 Erich Kriegler For Your Eyes Only a tall strong blonde guy at least this one is a competitive biathlete 17 Vargas Thunderball a tall strong blonde guy with nothing special about him 18 Mr Stamper Tomorrow Never Dies a tall strong blonde guy with nothing special about him 19 Milton Krest License To Kill his sharks are more interesting than he is 20 Elvis Quantum of Solace as if the main villain in this film weren t weird looking enough this Quentin Tarantino look a like henchman takes it to another level 21 Alex Dimitrios Casino Royale who 22 Professor Dent Dr No remember him I didn t think so 23 Skyfall didn t really have any henchmen lame Posted by Bryan Hassin at 12 10 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels James Bond No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November 1 October 2 September 5 August 1 July 1 June 4 May 1 April 3 March 2 February 3 January

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