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Thursday, October 06, 2011

World Business Forum Day 2

The first set of speakers were pretty good; standouts were Seth Godin and Jack Welch. The worst hour was a panel discussion with Robert Rubin and Martin Feldstein, neither of whom were particularly inspiring but did give an insightful glimpse of how inside-the-beltway economists view our current situation.

Lunch Break was spent geocaching at the nearby High Line Park; lunch was half a very large and delicious deli sandwich (the other half served as dinner). That fabulous US Flag tie, purchased the previous evening from a street vendor, got lots of complements. Photo by a kind stranger.

The Canada booth demonstrated their complete awesomeness by serving sliders and beer during the afternoon break.

With two Mounties at the Canada Booth.

We heard from Bruno Ferrari, the Mexican Secretary of Economy - it was interesting to hear how he danced around the issues of guns and drugs that are much in the news today - and finally from Daniel Lamarre, the CEO of the Cirque du Soleil, who was preceded by an amazing stage performance by Zarcana.

And, frankly worn down to a nub, Southern Man took the shuttle home, soaked in the tub, and crawled into bed without setting the alarm. We're not scheduled to leave the hotel until 2:00 tomorrow afternoon, which will leave time for site-seeing and geocaching if Southern Man's leg allows it.


At Saturday, October 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the Mountie pic! The three of you look good. Did you see the 'Soup Nazi'? He is supposed to be a real guy in NYC


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