SBJ/December 12-18, 2011/People and Pop Culture
Holiday Gifts: Gadgets galore
Published December 12, 2011, Page 42
COO, Washington Mystics
EVP of business operations,
1. The Motorola MOTOACTV – a combination of wearable (watch) fitness performance tracker and smart music player.
2. “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” by Daniel Kahneman.
3. “Steve Jobs,” by Walter Isaacson.
VP, group account director
We’re purchasing the kids the usual assortment of books, games and toys, but I’m most excited that we have them earning money so as a family we can make a donation to an organization of their choice that will help families and kids in need.
Partner and president
What I’ll be giving: My four daughters all will receive new STX Lacrosse sticks and cold gear from Under Armour under the tree. We are a lax family, and our girls all love the sport’s latest technology.
President and co-founder
Home Team Marketing
I wouldn’t mind receiving the DVD set for “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” — a hilarious cast. Any older book from Robert Ludlum would be good. I also wouldn’t mind a new car, but that’s not happening!
President of business operations
Los Angeles Kings
DVDs: “Disneynature: Earth” series and “The Vampire Diaries” collection.
Gadget: Nikon D7000 with 1000mm lens.
Books: “Steve Jobs,” by Walter Isaacson, and “Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul,” by Howard Schultz and Joanne Gordon.
SVP of marketing
In return, I plan to give various LeapFrog products and several things beginning with “i”.
DVD: Gazelle Glider instructional video with introduction by Tony Little — what a stud! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCX_p9Y59n8. Don’t worry, I am not getting a 20 percent commission on each sale.)
Gadget: 1. Latest Sony Xperia mobile phone — simply the best. 2. Segway (sport model) to drive from office to conference room when it’s time to intimidate the opposition, or impress da ladies, as the case may be.
President, Chicago Event Management
Executive race director,
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Old school still works for me, though. I also want to get Laura Hillenbrand’s book “Unbroken,” about Louie Zamperini. It’s been out a year already but I haven’t had a chance to read it and as a history buff, it’s a must read for me since it’s about a WWII hero who also was a runner.
As for gifts for others, my toughest assignment is figuring out something appropriate for my new assistant, Siri.