I've been taking a break
from visiting corporate headquarters and instead have been cycling
to ski resorts, spa towns, castles and fortifications in France,
Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Such fun was had that
I'll be doing more of the same in 2010. 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.