Flew into Mumbai first thing this morning and was then taken to the wrong Taj hotel before arriving at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Laster in the day, I spoke at a Tata sustainability event this evening, with people like Tata & Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry.
I referenced the fact that our new ‘player,’ The Stretch Agenda, features a Chief Stretch Officer who is also Indian and also called Mistry, though, as it happens, this was coincidental.
Wonderful to see something of a friend and former colleague, Shankar Venkataswaran, now Chief of the Tata Sustainability Group. Over lunch, he told me he is now in the dream job, at least for him.
Then out to the airport for the trip back to London – where I am due to shower at Heathrow and head directly across to Docklands for a session with Tesco CEO Dave Lewis. The store we due to meet at is in the old Surrey Docks, where way back in 1976 a bunch of us contrived to create an alternative version of the UN Habitat Conference then happening in Vancouver, ours called People’s Habitat.