Monday, October 27, 2008

Even Taipans Need a Break

Dear Fellow Shareholders,

As you know, it is rather difficult to justify a vacation, no matter how short, in the lawless and fast-paced business environment of Far East Asia. Turn your back for five minutes and you may find your shares have been short-sold, or a Guangdong warehouse has been burnt by the Triads.

Nevertheless, your Taipan did manage to find some R&R time this weekend. Leaving Friday’s celebrations at the Pussy Cat Club early (with company, naturally), I headed over to the Business Aviation Center at Chek Lap Kok, and gave the Gulfstream a good run – to Sicily and back.

Even for a versatile aircraft such as the Gulfstream, the runway at the Eremo della Giubiliana is rather short – were it not for the pilot’s skills we could have ended up in the Med. The weekend was spent indulging in the Michelin-rated cuisine of the Sala Grande, and sampling fine wines – some from rather interesting heritage.

I have returned entertained, well-fed, rested, and rejuvenated. Take note Hong Kong: Rothwell-Gornt is open for business. First on my to-do list is a unique sponsorship opportunity with GP Educational Co. Ltd.

Best of joss,

Quillan Gornt
CEO and Tai-pan
Rothwell-Gornt Holdings


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment. Don't let Dunross get you down.

Quillan Gornt said...

Greetings. As you know, Dunross - and crushing Struan's - is what gets me out of bed in the morning!

Best of joss,