Bill Marriott, Chairman and CEO of Marriott Hotels International, has joined the blogosphere with his “On the Move” blog.
There was an article yesterday in the Washington Post describing how Marriott, who doesn’t use a computer, will publish his blog by dictating his entries, and responses to comments.
The article says that the posts would be made available as audio files. I don’t see that on the site yet, but I think that it is a good idea. Marriott says he loves his iPod, what fun it would be if he had his own podcast!
The first entry is pretty long, but I look forward to seeing how Marriott’s blog evolves. Here is a little taste of what he said:
Blogging will allow me to do what I've been doing for years — on a global scale. Talking to the customer comes easily to me. I visit 250 hotels around the world every year. This year I'll be traveling once again to China where we have 27 hotels, 16 under construction and many more in our development pipeline. At every hotel, I talk to associates, from housekeepers to general managers, to get their feedback. I call it “management by walking around.”