Air New Zealand’s Subpar 787 Business Class

To finish off my review trip, I flew Air New Zealand’s Boeing 787-9 business class from Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX), which I managed to book using Virgin Atlantic points. The experience was not great, which is kind of what I was expecting.

Air New Zealand’s business class hard product is bad

Air New Zealand has first generation herringbone seats in business class, which are oh-so-outdated. These seats all face the aisle, and really provide no privacy.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787 business class cabin
Air New Zealand Boeing 787 business class cabin

This flight was really a reminder of how far business class seats have otherwise come, and also of how I’m getting old(er). These seats were great in the early 2000s when other airlines primarily had angled seats on long haul flights, but nowadays these seats are simply uncompetitive.

Air New Zealand Boeing 787 business class seats
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Pretzel Logic: New business with an old twist reopens in Casper’s Eastridge Mall

Carol Allred poses with a fresh pretzel as her daughter, Tara Koyn, prepares pretzel bites at Twisted Pretzel in the Eastridge Mall on Wednesday. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — In 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in America, Carol Allred decided to close the Pretzelmaker shop she had owned and operated in the Eastridge Mall food court for 28 years.

Business had been slowing down as the mall’s foot traffic decreased, and she thought it would be safe to lay low if the pandemic really took off as it had elsewhere in the world. She didn’t expect the closure to be permanent.

Over time, other food vendors left the mall until just the Flaming Wok remained. Allred basically retired, and tried to sell all of the expensive kitchen equipment she’d upgraded just several years earlier. Instead, it is all languished in storage, and Allred languished

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The NACD updates its framework for corporate boards

With stock market gyrations, inflationrising interest rateswar in Ukraine, divisive politics, and climate change making business survival ever-more challenging, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has picked an opportunity time to update its user manual forboard members.

The last time the membership group had issued a set of principles about the role and responsibilities of boards was in 2011, when corporate leaders were still reckoning with the global financial crisis. A new business ethic was growing, from b-corps to conscious capitalism, but it was far from mainstream. The end game was still focused on the shareholder—a.k.a. the stock price—full stops. Boards loaded up CEOs with stock options and equivalents with the idea of ​​“pay for performance” ringing in their ears.

The rules are beginning to change, though.

A dynamic environment of social media, systemic risks, and deep uncertainty about the future has underscored the

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Michigan approves $846 million in aggressive bid to attract new business

  • Michigan lawmakers approved $1 billion in spending Wednesday, mostly to fund business incentives
  • The deal was reached between Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, with some critics
  • The SOAR fund was launched last December with $1 billion, with most of it spent on three deals, requiring its replenishment

LANSING — Michigan is intensifying efforts to bring more large-scale development to the state, voting Wednesday to add hundreds of millions of dollars to a fund that would sweeten how much it can offer “transformative” businesses in incentives.

A bipartisan vote in the Michigan Legislature boosted the state’s business attraction budget by $640 million and reauthorized more than $200 million left over from a previous investment in the fund.

The Legislature approved the increase to the Strategic Outreach And Attraction Reserve (SOAR) Fund late Wednesday, bringing the available balance to $846.1 million — which supporters said will keep Michigan competitive

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Kourtney Kardashian Bares it All in Cheeky Photo to Introduce New Business Venture

Kourtney Kardashian just revealed her newest project: a new vitamin and supplement line called Lemme.

The reality star, 43, announced the upcoming launch of her new brand via Instagram on Monday, where she also shared a very cheeky promotional photo.

The racy snap features Kardashian posing in a dreamy pit of oversized pastel-colored supplements while wearing nothing but strappy heels and light pink puff sleeves with just some of the supplements covering her chest.

“Lemme finally share what I’ve been up to!” The Kardashians star wrote in the caption on Monday’s post. “I’ve been dreaming of this idea, having lots and lots and lots of meetings and conversations with different people trying to figure out the best way to build this, the right partners and building the team that felt really good.”

“When it was finally all right, it was all happening with ease,” she continued, noting that the new

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