Tom is in Mexico City (for about the 25th time, he estimates) speaking for his colleagues of 25 years standing, the HSM Group. The event is a Congress of about 3,000 people. All are from SMEs/Small and Medium-sized firms. The event is sponsored by Banamex, to launch a major initiative in support of the SMEs; in Mexico, as elsewhere, these firms are the engines of national economic growth and job creation.
"This scratches one of my great itches," Tom says. "'We 'gurus' have systematically neglected these firms—to our everlasting discredit. This is part of my vigorous campaign to atone for previous sins."