USA TODAY reporter Barbara De Lollis checks in with Rosewood Hotels CEO John Scott for her series, Checking in with the Chief, this week. In today's Q&A post, Scott says that conspicuous consumption -for now- is "dead." He also
FYI, just one other comment, if we may, from another writer just this morning, Jose Garrigo:
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