I was tidily tucked into my seat for the flight home from the Inman Real Estate Connect conference in New York City last week, boldly laughing in the face of the one-carry-on limit and buckling under the weight of my various travel "essentials" (random items that had somehow expanded in the subhuman weather and could no longer find a home in the more traditional, checked baggage environment), when I found myself sitting next to a very important man. I know he was very important, because he appeared to be doing very important work. When the pilot gave the "all clear," this man couldn't boot his laptop fast enough. Out of his important-looking briefcase he soon produced folders and papers and leather-bound books, and before we had reached our cruising altitude ...
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