Author: Thomas Magnuson

Management, Selling OTAs framed

Were the Online Travel Agencies framed?

For over ten years, OTA (online travel agency) giants such as Expedia, Priceline and Booking.com have been demonized by franchise chains for being too expensive,…
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Management U2 full body shot

How U2 and Magnuson Hotels overcame the crisis of growth

“There goes U2. They used to be a rock and roll band.” Instead of the shouts of adoring fans, that’s what Bono and the band…
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Selling sell to ceo

How to sell to the CEO

Do you have trouble making sales, and a tough time getting through to the decision maker? As CEO of a top 10 global hotel chain,…
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People Thomas Magnuson and Bill Clinton, ready to work the room.

How to work a room

I grew up with a CEO dad. He never played sports with me, and I’m no good with power tools. But he did teach me…
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Management Tom and Harry Magnuson, with license plates 2 and 1.

Why family business can be either a dynasty or disaster

Have you ever dreamed that your small family company could someday be the next Hilton or Marriott? Well, I’ve grown up in a dynasty (with…
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