A reasonably intense week
The auditorium where I spoke to 3,500 people Sustenabilidade Sir Terry Leahy of Tesco followed me HSM stand Renault-Nissan Fluence Formula 1 sculpture SESI conference, before people arrive New Jersey sunset from Amtrak train, New York to Washington, DC Investors Circle conference cranks up Daedalus aircraft hangs in Dulles airport
Monday was a bit of a blur, starting with a speech to 3,500 people, then two more speeches – also of 90 minutes, each time with 60 minutes of speaking and 30 minutes of moderated discussion – before I headed out to the airport. Overnight flight to JFK, sitting next to a nice Brazilian banker – who suddenly turned to me after an hour to ask whether I was a columnist in Epoca Negocios magazine, which he was reading. With an illustration of me at the head of the piece, I could scarcely deny.
Then into the city – though with a few hiccups along the way, though cab driver managed to work his way around the jams – for a meeting of the Nestle Creating Shared Value Advisory Board at The Peninsula Hotel. Issues under discussion included rural development, micro-nutrients and sustainability. Then across to Penn Station to catch a Amtrak train to Washington, DC, where I did a panel session with David Chen of Equilibrium Capital Group at an Investors’ Circle conference at L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. Then out to Dulles and, with a fierce tail wind, home.