Susan and I are off to celebrate her birthday in the New Zealand Alps. (She needs a serious break from her stressful small-business life!!) Hiking is the order of the week. And of course, escapist reading—except for a 1954 Drucker book I’m rereading in prep for my 25 January Webcast retrospective on P.D. I have PROMISED (!!!) not to open my computer, let alone boot up, even if the issue is Life and Death. Hence I will be silent until I emerge in Dubai on the 22nd.