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2010-10-24

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This blog provides information on the best restaurants, hotels and things to do when visiting the.. beautiful Wengen, Switzerland area.

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Other Tags: Wengen, Switzerland, Jungfrau, Lauberhorn Race, Eiger

Insight and analysis on the worldwide executive and non-executive recruitment market, from a leading.. industry entrepreneur and commentator. Board-level resources for ensuring high-quality performance.. and management.

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  • Crime on Swiss Rail - Beware PickpocketsWhile we love living in Switzerland, there is a serious problem with pickpockets in train stations and on trains.Tourists can be lulled into a false sense of security with the cleanliness and punctuality of public transport in Switzerland.Here are a...
  • Ten Things Not to Do in an Interview
    on Oct 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Ten things not to do in an interview.1.    Don’t spill coffee down your shirt.  If you are offered a drink always ask for water – it is a safer bet.2.    Don’t be late or go to the wrong address.&n...
  • Lessons on Selling Your Business
    on Oct 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Selling Your Business Before You Start - Lessons from a Successful Entrepreneur Are you thinking of starting a new company? In the midst of a start-up? Looking for an exit for an existing business? I successfully sold my internet-based company to the...
  • Board Assessment
    on Oct 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Boards and Board AssessmentWhen I first joined a UK board in 1995 as a Strategic Director, I naively thought that the board just ‘ran itself’. Board papers miraculously appeared from nowhere. Agendas materialised as if by magic. I had no...
  • Top Tips for Aspiring Non-Executives
    on Oct 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Thayer's Top Three Tips for Aspiring Non-ExecutivesNetworking “This is undoubtedly number one. At a recent workshop for aspiring non executives I thought one of our speakers, Chris Curling, made a really good point when he was saying that he ha...
  • Article from the New York Times - Hiking the Alps of Goethe andAndrew Purvis, the author’s friend, hiking to Mürren, in the Bernese Oberland.By JOSHUA HAMMERPublished: May 1, 2013  copyright the New York TimesFACEBOOKTWITTERGOOGLE+SAVEE-MAILSHAREPRINTSINGLE PAGEREPRINTSWe were hiking in fog and driz...
  • Advice for Aspiring Trustees from Second Careers
    on May 7, 2013
    How could a pro-bono Trustee appointment enhance your career?Some of the senior executives on our outplacement and career management programmes are considering leaving conventional employment to embark on a plu...
  • Second Home Legislation and Wengen
    on Mar 24, 2013
    The Financial Times has published a very interesting article about the impact that the second homes legislation will have on Wengen.  View this article http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d4bac2ae-8743-11e2-9dd7-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2OSxibXFT...
  • Another successful year for Wengen and the Lauberhorn Races
    on Jan 20, 2013
    Today brought to a close a weekend of fantastic skiing in Wengen. Felix Neureuther (28) of Germany powered to the World Cup slalom win today by 0.21 seconds over Austrian Marcel Hirscher (23). It was the Fourth World Cup victory for the German.  ...
  • Lauberhorn Race 2013
    on Jan 17, 2013
    The 2013 Lauberhorn Race kicks off this evening in Wengen village.  With temperatures hovering around -10C and frequent light snowfall conditions are perfect for an outstanding 3 days of racing.  The party starts this evening with the draw...
  • Snow Snow Snow in Wengen
    on Jan 11, 2013
    After a couple of weeks of temperatures just above freezing the snow is falling!  In the village of Wengen there has been about 50cm today with more expected over the weekend.  Perfect conditions for the 2013 Lauberhorn race starting on the...
  • Lauberhorn Downhill Race 2013 in Wengen
    on Dec 9, 2012
    Preparations are underway for the 2013 Lauberhorn Race to be held in Wengen in January.Here is the preliminary schedule:PROGRAMWednesday January 16, 2013 12.30 pm Lauberhorn Downhill training run Thursday January 17, 2013 11.30 am Pat...
  • Where to Ski and Snowboad in 2013
    on Nov 29, 2012
    The new guide by Dave Watts and Chris Gill is out. Here are a few things they say about Wengen.We like about Wengen: Some of the most spectacular scenery in the AlpsSmall, traditional, nearly traffic-free Alpine village Lots of long, gentle runs, ide...
  • The Snow Arrives in Wengen
    on Nov 29, 2012
    The village of Wengen is getting ready for Christmas and it looks like it will be a white one!View from the Bellevue Hotel 26 Nov 2012 ...
  • A New Generation of NEDs
    on Nov 24, 2012
    Critical Eye is an excellent member organisation that publishes regular articles on topics of interest to Board Directors.  This recent article by Matthew Blagg makes for interesting reading.A New Generation of NEDsIf the requirements to be an e...
  • Signs of Winter in Wengen
    on Oct 29, 2012
    A light dusting of snow in the village signals an early start to winter in Wengen.  Watch this space for updates and news about the coming winter season.Here are a few articles of interest:1  Travel Review from Bern to Interlaken - stopping...
  • Advice for Aspiring Non-Executives
    on Jun 6, 2012
    The following article appears on the Financial Times Non-Executive Director website www.non-execs.comDecember 2008Betty Thayer is currently Deputy Chair of exec-appointments.com. She is also a Non-Executive Director with the Appointments Commission,...
  • Career Advice for MBAs
    on Jun 6, 2012
    Elon University Love School of Business alumni offer students advice during Homecoming 2011Graduates of the Love School of Business shared career advice with current students during a panel discussion held during Homecoming weekend.L to R: Thayer, Ca...
  • Board Assessment - Challenges for year to year continuity
    on Jun 4, 2012
    One of my business interests is Across the Board (ATB Governance Limited).  Together with Vanessa Williams of ClarksLegal and Josephine Crabb we have developed a bespoke approach to Board Assessment that has been applied at a major UK membe...
  • Miniature Railway at the Bellevue Hotel, Wengen
    on May 15, 2012
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