I have always been fascinated by the capacity of explorers to prepare for what seems impossible to achieve for most humans. The objective for them is not only to break records but come back home safely. There will always be something out of their control. Yet, they endeavor to minimize risks by researching and mapping their mind through a repeated projection of images, as if they were there. Their ability to prepare should be an inspiration to all of us in the face of challenges.
While in Singapore last week, I met with my dear friend Michael von Schlippe, Managing Shareholder of Indochine Media Ventures, which publishes some iconic lifestyle magazines such as Esquire Singapore.
We agreed to meet at the Marina Bay Sand, center of attraction of the City state. And as he always kindly does when we meet, Michael brought me his last publication. This time, the cover was starring a celebrity named Blawko. I had never heard of him. The cover also said “Virtual Celebrity” and “Artificial Intelligence Issue”.
It happened that Blawko, who has 138k followers on Instagram, doesn’t actually exist and isan avatar. Half the magazine was actually written by a robot via Artificial Intelligence (AI) to demonstrate the progress of technology empowerment.
With January 2019 coming to end and Chinese New Year approaching, Ludovic, in association with Vitisasia, is gathering 50 influential people in House on Sathorn, Bangkok, for a an exceptional private Champagne reception.
Champagne glasses will be ringing in the fabulous setting of the Emerald and Secret rooms.
The event is supported by Champagne Gosset considered as the the oldest Champagne house in the World (1584).
It is not only what you do in business, it is also how you do it and how others perceive you. As an overlooked business strategy, your style should be a valuable and influential business tool.
Does your style enhance your professional relationships, increase your credibility, and convey the right message? Your style needs to reflect an identity that is authentic, attractive, and trustworthy.
The benefits of business dinners are often under-estimated. Some people may still think that the most economical and efficient way to close a deal is to lock a counter-part in a conference room with a few sandwiches, then “cook” this counter-part for a few hours until he/she signs at the bottom of the page. This may be the case when a commercial agreement needs to be formalised with a team of advisors, but it may not be efficient enough for obtaining a good commercial agreement.
To be able to have the world’s top 10 champagne houses in a room together halfway across the globe is a tough feat. As natural rivals, their gathering at Singapour Fête le Champagne is a triumph of organisation by Ludovic Tendron and his team. The houses do not simply show up for the gala dinner, but each arrives with its brand ambassadors and prestige cuvées, all prepared with a Dionysian zeal to celebrate champagne together during the night to come.