p_aer_l102jpg.jpegTen or fifteen years ago, if you walked into a typical hotel room catering to business travelers, you’d likely encounter a dodgy, uncomfortable chair behind what was nominally a work desk.  If you visit a business-oriented hotel today — particularly chains like Hyatt and Marriott — you’ll likely be able to plop your behind into a sleek, comfortable Aeron chair.

How did this transformation happen? I have a two-word theory: Tom Peters.

Tom, whose travels make most road warriors look like road wimps, ranted about the chair problem for years.  And his true believers — I proudly number myself among them — cheered urged him on.

Then the crappy chairs began to disappear, the good ones started showing up — and Tom was proven both correct and effective once again.

That’s why I’m excited to see that Tom is offering up Roadwarrior Tips on his site. The first one, though “aimed” mostly at men, is a gem.  Trust me: The rest will be must-reads for anyone lugging a wheelie.

One Response to “Advice from the ultimate road warrior”

  1. Jennifer Chillrud says:

    I had heard of the Aeron chair for a long time on NPR. Sit4Less sponsored a show and got their short commercial. Sit4Less advertised the “Herman Miller Aeron chair. Now in the new color, true black.” After I’d heard this for a while, intrigued – what is this new color “true black?” I went to the Sit4Less website and found the chair, in what looked like the old black to me, for over $500. I’d hate to sit4more. For a while I thought it was all an urban myth. Having seen your post I realized it’s true and must be one great chair.

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