Met former FM George Yeo, this morning for coffee and had an interesting discussion on many international issues. George has an exceptionally great mind.
When I first took on the position of FM, I went on record to say that a person like him comes only once in several generations. My conversation with him today strongly reaffirmed ( to me) that view! He has the ability to look into the future, and predict the trajectory of events, aided by a strong sense/knowledge of history, culture and politics. And he has the ability to think differently from the well travelled road. He also has excellent relationships with so many important people around the world – relationships which Spore needs.
A serious loss to Spore and a tremendous gain for the companies that he is working for.