We certainly started the year off right when Backbackbackgone ran them off their feet in the Golden Bear Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.  Winner winner chicken dinner!  Next up is the Sunshine Millions January 24 at Gulfstream.  The Godfather will be in the house – any excuse for a trip to Miami in January.  Congratulations to my friends Mike Shustek, Don Stanley and Dawn Mellen on their recent horse racing wins as well.

I will be in Las Vegas for two weeks during January visiting clients and friends.  Job market continues to be thin, however I am laser focused on putting good people back to work in 2009.  For all the latest job openings, click on "The Foundation".  Congratulations to my latest executive placements – Brian Strickland at Worlddoc and Brandon Mikkelsen at Fontainebleau Resorts.  We have two more executives close to an offer, so I hope to have more good news shortly!

The Godfather event series kicks off in January at the House of Blues Dallas.  This event is SOLD OUT.  Next up will be House of Blues West Hollywood and City Club San Francisco in February.  There is a tentative event for CIOs in Las Vegas during February, and a locked in Las Vegas event for March (Verona Suite at the Las Vegas Hilton….Nice!).

Here’s wishing for a rising stock market and falling gasoline prices in 2009!