Overheard on the WEF shuttle bus between the convention centre and the hotel:
Are you going to the McKinsey & Co. breakfast tomorrow morning?
Gee, I don’t know. There are so many “on the sideline breakfasts.”
I’m glad you pointed that out. I was invited to the McKinsey breakfast and the Mastercard/Deloitte breakfast. Do you think I can go to both?
I think there is also a breakfast hosted by the Boston Consulting Group.
And another one by Barclays.
So there are at least four breakfasts tomorrow morning, in addition to the official WEF events: McKinsey, Mastercard/Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group and Barclays. Why, oh why do all of these companies all host breakfast? Why don’t some of them host brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails or dinner?
All of these companies employ geniuses. And you know that geniuses are actually just really smart people who get up early in the morning.