Archive for January, 2013

Increasing Your Value, Personally and Professionally: New Book Explains How

January 21, 2013  |  XOJET Profiles

From the first page, which opens with a truly unforgettable in-flight safety lesson that’s so darkly humorous, it’s downright pitch (“You might want to consider which one has the most potential!”), it’s clear that Admired by XOJET friend Mark C. Thompson is not your standard how-to-succeed-in-business book.

For those not familiar with his work, Thompson, the very definition of a self-made man, rose to become Charles Schwab’s communications chief and co-founder of the Schwab Foundation, as well as a highly successful venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer along the way. He now…

Q&A with Matthew Wilson, Founder of Soutirage Wine Merchants

January 8, 2013  |  XOJET Profiles

If you didn’t know about the wine merchant Soutirage, it would be easy to make the mistake of asking Founder Matt Wilson to share his list of the best wines of 2012. After all, “Best Of” lists are the high-holiday rule, not the exception. Then again, Soutirage is the exception to just about every standard marketing rule in its belief that wine is simply too personal an experience to be summarized in catch-all lists. So instead of a Best of 2012 list from this rapidly growing Napa Valley-based luxury wine…

XOJET Asks: Where Would You Take a Private Jet for the Holidays? (New Year’s Edition)

January 7, 2013  |  Private Jet

As we put away our holiday decorations and re-apply our noses to the proverbial grindstone, the XOJET Blog brings you one last answer to the question: If you could take a private jet anywhere in the world for the holidays, where would you go and why?

Edda Gudmundsdottir, Stylist
If I could take a jet anywhere in the world this holiday season, it would be to Iceland! The name says it all for a perfect winter wonderland holiday, cool landscape and hot nightlife. Snow sledging on a glacier, drinking blue champagne cocktails under…