J.W. Marriott Jr., who will soon be 75 years old, is not a computer enthusiast. He takes notes on legal pads during meetings. While visiting some 250 hotels around the world each year he jots down his thoughts on note cards, then slips them in his jacket pocket.
Not that long ago, if someone would have used the word 'blog' around him, he wouldn't have known what they meant. But even after five decades in the hotel business -- he opened the company's first hotel with his parents exactly 50 years ago -- the chief executive of Marriott International is ready for some new responsibilities.