Red Sox

Yesterday, I went to Fenway Park for baseball game between Red Sox and Mariners.
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Several thoughts;
1) In general, people are very polite during the game
It seems that game is time of comfort for most of people. Although we lost the game, they still enjoyed it. Many are family and couple. This was totally different from my experience in UK, Manchester City’s football match.
2) Regulation of alcohol is really strict
Bar didn’t take my international driver license, because they said passport is the only one valid ID for foreigners. They even refused my 32 years old friend to drink a beer.
3) Public transportation system is totally useless
I had to wait 30 mins for the subway which is about 100 years old. Except private car, they don’t provide any transportation such as bus, taxi…

Outstanding analysis

As a junior consultant, the analytical skill is minimum factor to be success. Today I just saw an outstanding analysis developed by David Mccandless.
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/
http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf
It’s so beautiful, simple and interesting.
I think it’s might be the time for us to come up with some output methods other than PowerPoint.

Flight in China

中国出張で最も困っていることは何かと聞かれたら、間違いなく「スケジュールが読めないフライト」と答えるだろう。
国内線は約80%くらいの確率で遅れる(平均で1時間半)し、最近は日韓に飛ぶ国際線も1時間程度遅れるようになった。ただ遅れるならまだ良いが、乗客を飛行機に乗せたまま待たせるのは本当にやめて欲しい。PCバッテリーはないし、トイレに行くのも一苦労。
関係者に聞いてみると、オンタイムかどうかは、搭乗時の時間で判断されるそうだ。だからまずは乗客を定時で飛行機に乗せておけば、飛行機の上で何時間待たせようと定時とカウントされる。
KPI設定を改め、近隣の空港同士に競争原理を導入することが不可欠だと思う。勿論、根本的には増え続けるフライト数に対応できるだけの空港を建設しなければ成らないのだが。