In The World is Flat (a great book, BTW), Thomas Friedman opens by describing a golf game in Bangalore, India.
No one ever gave me directions like this on a golf course before: "Aim at either Microsoft or IBM." I was standing on the first tee at the KGA Golf Club in downtown Bangalore, in southern India, when my playing partner pointed at two shiny glass-and-steel buildings off in the distance, just behind the first green.He's talking about the KGA Golf Course, which is just outside the hotel room I'm in right now at the Hotel Royal Orchid. To one side of the golf course is the five star hotel, and on the other side is the Embassy Golf Links, a large business park that contains the buildings described in the book. One of them, the EGL D block, is the IBM building described in the book and the one I've been working in this week.
No golf for me this week, but India is quite a trip (in more ways than one). More on that another time.