Monthly Archives: August 2007

A Kyrgyzstan summer

A Kyrgyzstan summer
Of all the most memorable things I have done, mixing work with pleasure anywhere in the world, a few experiences stand out in my mind as the most exciting or the most deeply satisfying.
[justify]Chairing the opening … Continue reading…

Whatever happened to winter this year?

Beijing, Tokyo, Harbin
My first business trip this year was on January 9th, where I had to carry my blasted 9kg shoulder bag and drag that drag-bag with wheels to the airport for an overnight flight to make it … Continue reading…

The King Never Smiles – Paul M Handley

Discussing the Thai King
In the continuing saga of trying to understand all things Thai at the moment, a must read book is “The King Never Smiles” written by Paul M Handley, an American journalist who until recently … Continue reading…

Personal reflections on the Asian Banker Summit 20

My personal reflections on The Asian Banker Summit 2007 (anything worth doing is worth doing well)
(Warning: Pretty long piece)
The Asian Banker Summit 2007, which was held in Jakarta in late March, went very well, and gave me the … Continue reading…

David Conner turns up at the Summit

David Conner turns up at the Summit…
On 17 December 2006, I wrote an entry entitled “David Conner, OCBC and misplaced arrogance” and posted it on my blog. It appears that several “interesting” people had read it.
Then on the … Continue reading…