Last week, I had a whistle-stop trip to SF. I was meeting at the incredibly hip offices of IDEO, the awesome innovation and design firm. Their SF office is on the Embarcadero. As we were sitting in a meeting in a conference space overlooking the water, the parade of Tall Ships came by. It was incredibly hard to concentrate on the meeting at hand. Worst of all, the blinds were down so I could make out the silhouette of the ships but not see them in full. Talk about frustration!