Growing up in China, Richard Wang rarely saw his parents. His stepmother and his father, Ian, worked tirelessly for the company Ian founded, so much of Richard’s childhood was spent with his grandparents. At 8, Wang was sent to a military boarding school; awake at 5:30 a.m., beds made within 30 seconds. The Chinese government slotted Wang, who today is an athletic 6-foot-4, to become a professional basketball player, but his parents made him an American instead.
Look past the glitzy lodge makeovers and terrain expansions, and you’ll see an ugly truth for ski resorts: They haven’t been able to get more people on the slopes. Skier visits have remained flat for the past decade. Drought, fickle weather, the growing popularity of backcountry skiing, and the Great Recession have all been floated as possible causes for visits flatlining. But one thing is certain — today’s ski areas are competing for visitors in a pool that isn’t growing.
This story appears in the August 2015 issue of 425 Business. Callum Morrison, a 20-year-old Southern Methodist University student, was at his mother’s San Antonio home on Jan. 4. That morning, he left for the law firm he worked at during breaks in school. He arrived at 9 a.m., but he wasn’t there to organize case files or prepare briefs. Instead, he was there to play World of Warcraft. His gaming at the office wasn’t unusual; Morrison often played WoW at the firm to shield his gaming from others.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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