The Spaces that Define Us: Shopping Malls

Next to amusement parks, there is perhaps no other concept in real estate so innovative in its time, so glorious in its heyday, and...

Iconic Venues: The Landmark and Legacy of Penn Station

When we did our exploration on the Madison Square Garden last week, we inevitably touched on the story behind how the current location of...

Industry Literature: Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Delivering Happiness is a semi-biographical business book by Tony Hsieh and an exemplary exploration on building corporate culture and the impact a business can...

UFC 40: The Event that Made the Sport of Mixed Martial Arts

Until the sport of mixed martial arts became a thing, there really wasn’t any real world showcases of martial arts for the mainstream public...

Insight Dialogues: A Conversation Platform for Social Causes

For any Broadway fan in this past year, all we can ever hear people talking about is the breakout success of Hamilton and its...

The IEG Sponsorship Conference: Convening an Industry for Thought Leadership

I just got back from the IEG Sponsorship Conference, an annual event in Chicago that by all accounts is the pre-eminent thought leadership platform...

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: The Greatest Industry-Documentary Series Ever Created

Many of those who know me know that one of the oftentimes unexpected great influencers in my life has been Jerry Seinfeld. Great comedians...

Industry Literature: Into the Heart of Meetings by Eric de Groot & Mike van...

Meetings is oftentimes a misunderstood discipline as far as industry is concerned. In large part, this responsibility lies in the industry itself. The scope...

Iconic Venues: Madison Square Garden

Many New Yorkers are freaking out about the Madison Square Garden lease running out in 2023. Over a billion dollars have been spent just...

Saturday Night Live: The Kingmaker of Comedy

Of all the programming on television, virtually none have had the level of influence on shaping the comedy entertainment landscape as Saturday Night Live....

MCH Group: The Invisible Hand of the Events Industry

It's no easy task to try to visualize what the events industry looks like. Most event professionals work in-house at companies that have nothing...

1964 World Fair in New York: A Most Unusual Event

Aside from my own bias for anything NYC, the 1964 World Fair was a significant event in the World Fairs brand for a number...

Facebook and the World’s Largest Open Floorplan

It’s no surprise that top tech companies would compete with each other over top tech talent, and that’s exactly what happens between Facebook and...

Industry Literature: Thrive by Arianna Huffington

For anyone who reads the Huffington Post, we are all familiar with how personal wellness has been one of Arianna's most passionate causes over...

Olympic Opening Ceremonies: National Showcases on an International Platform

The Olympic Games is the Holy Grail of planned events. Its implications reach far beyond industry, and even beyond politics. It is a ceremony...

How Videogames Drive the Human Experience

Elon Musk has been called a "real life Tony Stark", and it is not everyday that you hear him giving his thoughts on the state...

Twitch: The Spectator Sport of Videogames

Videogames have always had success in finding online viewers. The most highly subscribed Youtuber of all time and many highly successful Youtubers and channels...

Announcing Eventful Forum 2017: The New Paradigm of Virtualized Consumerism

Three months ago on December 9th of 2016, Eventful Enterprises launched the inaugural gathering of our annual conference, the Eventful Forum. It was a...

Industry Literature: Boring Meetings Suck by Jon Petz

From the very first impression made by its cover, it’s clear that Jon Petz intends to put his signature playful charisma into this book...

SXSW: A Case Study in Event Scalability

What started out as a simple music festival has now become the premier annual event of Austin Texas. SXSW is a multimedia convention held...