Sunday, May 28, 2006

Interesting People in London

During my visit to London, I "ran into" some interesting people.

I was walking by a bookstore on the way to a meeting, when I saw a sign saying Pele, the legendary footballer, would be book-signing at 6PM Thursday. It took me a couple of moments to realize it was Thursday and very close to 6. I am no closet Paparazzi, but I was not about to pass up on a Pele sighting.

Here is the picture I got (you can see I failed the Paparazzi test :-)). But it was great to see this legend:

Weirder, here was a guy in the crowd who looked exactly like Scott McNealy!

Another time our delegation was invited to a dinner. The guest speaker was the Queen's son, Andrew, the Duke of York (Fergie's ex):

This was the place setting for the dinner. Over the top, but hey it is royalty!

In his speech, Andrew went to bat for the British IT industry, urging the invited foreign businessmen to do business with UK companies. Perhaps more Bangladeshi leaders can do the same for the IT industry here?


ulysses said...

It's funny: I was also in London last week, standing in front the bookstore, which hosted the event with Pele. It was between 4 and 5 p.m. and I decided not to wait - for I'm not that great a football fan.

My blog nickname is also "ulysses". I am writing in German, so you will most likely not be able to read it.

With greetings from a German Ulysses to one in Bangladesh.

P.S. I am monitoring blogs that mention "ulysses"; that's how I found your posting.

ulysses said...

What an amazing coincidence!

BTW, did you pick Ulysses name for yourself for any particular reason?