Back in New York the first thing I did was… leave again. A quick business trip to Atlanta followed back to back by a trip to Houston.

Both trips and meetings went well, and the team of professionals in those meetings were, dare I say, the top in their respective fields in the world. It was a work-related pleasure.

But the one thing I will remember the most from those trips, even more than the delicious upscale Hugo’s Mexican restaurant in Houston, will be the black swans I met at the very nice Omni Houston Hotel.