Monday, November 14, 2011
A Long Drink in a Long Bar
Off to Shanghai for some internal strategizing: a day & a half about China, two days about a wider East Asia. It’s ‘Open Space’ style which means we make up our own agenda which works OK. Afterwards, Martin, Stuart and I go for a drink at The Long Bar in what used to be the Shanghai Club on the Bund. It’s a gorgeous, dark-panelled affair, recently restored to its 20s-and-30s heyday. We are very tempted to order cigars along with the cocktails. By rights, Martin and I should not have been allowed in. We are wearing jumpers.