Yesterday morning, I really enjoyed hearing Ray Anderson, who taught us how mimicking nature creates sustainable business. Next was Rob Katz, CEO Vail Resorts (owner of Heavenly on the south shore of Tahoe, among many others) discussed several of the cost saving, environmentally beneficial programs that his company’s resorts implemented. The morning ended with Spencer Sherman, CEO of Abacus Wealth Management. Spencer ran us through one of Byron Katie’s exercises designed to help us overcome our main fears about our businesses or our financials lives. Spencer’s believes that 2009 is the time of reinvigoration, which sounds exciting to me.