In 2007 I took a break
from visiting corporate headquarters and instead cycled to ski
resorts in Switzerland and castles in France, Germany and Italy.
Such fun was had that I'll be doing more of the same in 2008.
Is there a connection between ski resorts and the corporate world?
Many resorts and their hotels are venues for hosting company
seminars, retreats for senior management, as well as staging
employee "bonding" outings. Companies, via corporate
incentive programs, also reward employees with trips to ski resorts
for reaching sales targets.
I'm also hot on the trail of French military engineer Marquis de Vauban.