I feel not just lucky but also honoured and proud to be part of this great group of people; and fortunate that I have met and enjoyed the company of many of you.
Vacheron Constantin is a great company and through meetings, presentations and visits I have attended I can attest to that fact personally.
But a company, just like The Hour Lounge is made up people. And of those many that I have met (too numerous to mention by name), I have always felt a warmth and kindness, a willingness to share, an openess to ideas and a committment to continue a great heritage. As Milton said: "We stand on the shoulders of giants".
And as for Alex, our moderator I cannot say enough, but will adhere to the adage that less is more.
Alex, through his abilities and his expertise has been a fantastic "animateur" and has created and conducted this wonderful site.
Its through a combination of intellect, drive, willingness to listen, kindness and diplomacy that he has succeeded so well.
I know that the VC prize, I won, in the scheme of things, is merely a bauble. But after thinking about it for a while (maybe its just that time of year?) I felt that I had to express my feelings a bit about Alex, Vacheron and my friends here.
Thanks to all,