With Compliments…

  • "Words do not describe what a delightful evening I had at OFFLINE this week. It will go down in history as the best event I have attended that brings together wonderful, passionate, creative and open people. I absolutely loved it. Thank you for your huge abundance of generosity to myself as well as my friends." - McKenzie Cerri, Educationalist
  • "This is just a quick note to say thank you for the wonderful and insightful evening yesterday. Much was said and many cards exchanged." - Archie Gladkov, Technology Entrepreneur
  • "I had a fabulous evening last night - hugely enjoyable and it admirably achieved all that the title to the evening suggested!" - Robert Fenner, Head of Technology and Asia Practice, Taylor Wessing
  • "I had SO MUCH FUN yesterday. OFFLINE is a genius idea and you are the magic wizard of storytelling! Thank you for inviting me. It was a pleasure encountering interesting people, drowning in numerous conversations and exploring beautiful surroundings." - Rasa Jusionyte, digital media coach and publisher of The Magic Elephant
  • "Just a quick note to thank you for a very enjoyable evening. It is a small world - we know Nayan at Citi and Debbie and I also had a contact in common. You certainly succeeded in putting an eclectic group of people together...the room really came alive...well done!" - Joanna Livesey, Vice President, Citi Private Bank
  • "Thank you for sharing. The first thing I want to know is how I can invest in the Ivory Coast as I definitely qualify as a chocoholic! I find what you write most interesting and your perception of US is, of course, right on. I am copying my wife on this as she will be interested as a historian..." - Gerald Stiebel, Retired Art Dealer

 

Praise for OFFLINE Dinner

“Words do not describe what a delightful evening I had at OFFLINE this week. It will go down in history as the best event I have attended that brings together wonderful, passionate, creative and open people. I absolutely loved it. Thank you for your huge abundance of generosity to myself as well as my friends.” – McKenzie Cerri, Educationalist

“This is just a quick note to say thank you for the wonderful and insightful evening yesterday. Much was said and many cards exchanged.” – Archie Gladkov, Technology Entrepreneur

“A splendid dinner.” – Richard Brass, Managing Director, Berenberg Private Banking

“I had a fabulous evening last night. Hugely enjoyable and it admirably achieved all that the title to the evening suggested.” – Robert Fenner, Head of Technology and Asia Practice, Taylor Wessing

“I had SO MUCH FUN yesterday. OFFLINE is a genius idea and you are the magic wizard of storytelling! Thank you for inviting me. It was a pleasure encountering interesting people, drowning in numerous conversations and exploring beautiful surroundings!” – Rasa Jusionyte, digital media coach and publisher of The Magic Elephant

“I just wanted to send our thanks for a very enjoyable and entertaining OFFLINE experience – we met some extremely interesting people and connections.” – Debra Mayfield, Managing Director, DML Marketing

“Thanks! We really enjoyed the evening and the company and loved your stories. Looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam…” – Ben Lambers, Managing Director, Studio Aandacht

“Thank you for certainly an illuminating evening. Some amazing connections were made and I hope will continue!” – Victoria Wolcough, Private Client Advisor, Christie’s

“Just a quick note to thank you for a very enjoyable evening. It is a small world – we know Nayan at Citi and Debbie and I also had a contact in common. You certainly succeeded in putting an eclectic group of people together… The room really came alive… Well done!” – Joanna Livesey, Vice President, Citi Private Bank

“WOT a wonderful evening. Looking forward to the next one. I so enjoyed our meeting and simply love what you do!” – John Davy, Founder of Jongleurs and Technology Investor

“I’m in Brazil, on my way to Mexico tonight. Thinking about a trip to Europe. An OFFLINE dinner with you sounds like worth a stop in London Town!” – Gene Johnston, Creative Director and Artist

“Thank you for a wonderful evening last night. OFFLINE is such a nice idea – to bring together diverse and interesting people and it worked like a charm!” – Josh Spero, Editor, Spear’s Magazine

Praise for OFFLINE Quarterly & Articles

“I have just read the attachment and absolutely love it! You clever person… What a fantastic opportunity. Can’t wait, sounds enthralling.” – Catherine Howley, Community Builder and Equine Coach

“Just received your mailed article. Very kind of you to think of me. Come and see us in Asia in the near future, my friend.” – Mitch Presnick, Joint Managing Director, Chief Exec Air

“Thank you for sharing. The first thing I want to know is how I can invest in the Ivory Coast as I definitely qualify as a chocoholic! I find what you write most interesting and your perception of US is, of course, right on. I am copying my wife on this as she will be interested as a historian…” – Gerald Stiebel, Retired Art Dealer

“Thanks so much for the article. I’ve met a few people who worked with Ahmet Ertegun and he was a real legend. I have just ordered a copy of it. Thanks again!” – David Joseph, CEO Universal Music

“You’re a star. Thanks for the reading materials. Very interesting, as always.” – Paddy Walker, Private Equity Investor

“Thank you for my wonderful selection of articles which arrived this week. You are amazing what you find. I am always so touched and so appreciative of the care you put into choosing and sending them!” – Robbie Stamp, Film Producer

“Thanks for the extremely interesting coconut article!” – Peter Spanton, Mixologist

“Thank you for sending this article! I found it very useful to see a Western reporter’s perception of Shanghai – confirming that an inside connection is essential!” – Emily de Wolfe Pettit, Art Advisor

“Many thanks for the continuous flow of thoughtful and fascinating reading pieces. I read the last batch during the holidays in Stockholm and Vienna and found them all highly relevant and thought provoking.” – Paul Simon, Sustainable Development Advisor

“It’s absolutely brilliant how you pick up articles and thank you very much indeed for the latest crop – very welcome and very on the button in a way you will not have been able to predict.” – Martin Lewis, Partner, Rubinstein, Phillips & Lewis

“Thanks for the book recommendations. Despite all the online ratings of books, films etc, I still think the best recommendations come from friends!” – Ben Jackson, Managing Director, Capsicana Chilli

Connecting & Sharing

“Just had a lovely chat with Ida. You get the gold star for introducing me to such a wonderful lady. Good to speak to someone who espouses the principles I share such as products which are fair to clients and, in fact, she already knows someone I am working with who fits into that box…” – Carol Paterson Smith, Managing Director, Arno Consulting

“You may have to much to share in surprising ways. Additionally, you are both charming and clever, you are both based in Singapore and you both have Scottish roots. Paul was born in Edinburgh while Carol is a Daughter of Dunfermline. Carol runs a consulting business and Paul is a lawyer. You are each friends of mine. Need any more be said?! Get with it and keep me informed, as appropriate.” – Me

“Any friend of Howard is a friend of mine. Howard, many thanks indeed!” – Paul Supramaniam, Senior Partner, Law Asia

“Likewise! He has good taste in people. Thanks Howard for making the connection!” – Carol Paterson Smith, Managing Director, Arno Consulting

“Thank you very much, Howard! Always so kind in making introductions.” – Domitila Modesti, Art Advisor

“Great pleasure meeting you last night. Look forward to staying in touch and perhaps meeting at future TEDs.” – Savi Baveja, Partner, Bain

“Thanks again so much for all your hospitality. I had a wonderful time meeting you and going to the Champions League game last Tuesday. The boys and I had an absolutely fantastic time at the Arsenal v Chelsea game (the boys do not stop talking about it)… Too bad they lost but the experience was amazing.” – Ian Grainek, Professor of Gastroenterology