By Monica E. Oss In 1997, Bill Gates was on tour promoting his book The Road Ahead and was talking about his “smart home.” Of course, I thought it was the silliest idea I had ever heard. After all, who would want to change the temperature of their home with their phone? Roll forward 25 years, and I’m quick to admit I was wrong. I am enjoying the many technology capabilities that make home management so much easier—remote control of lights and temperatures, viewing the cameras on my home (and my office) from a website, automatic power back-up systems, automated solar power supplementation to reduce my energy bills, and more. The challenge is…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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