Monday My week begins at the Regent Hotel in Bangkok. I have breakfast with Mr Graham Walpole of IMG Hongkong, and update him on the promising series of meetings that we have had in Jarkata during the past five days. I then spend the morning on the phone, confirming my meetings for the week, and reviewing my faxes. I call the office before lunch and arrange for a proposal to be sent to Asiana Airlines for IMG to produce all of their in-flight sports programming. I also arrange to have a proposal sent to a company in India that wants video rights to our tennis programming. I am advised that the contract has been signed with IMG artists for the Hennessy Great Performer Series in Taipei featuring James Galway and Yo-Yo Ma. I need to send by courier a copy of the Galway contract for Korea, which is an IMG Artists project. Mr Mark Cowley, who heads up IMG Artists - Southeast Asia, needs this urgently to arrange the visas. I also called the president of TV3 Malaysia to follow up a fax we sent him about the Wimbledon highlights. We have arranged for Gulfstream airplanes to sponsor the highlights this year, and need to follow up diligently since Wimbledon is one of our most important clients. I have lunch with Mr Eric Conrad, who is a major time-buyer for television programming in Thailand. He buys a lot of products from us, and is particularly interested in the golf we represent, such as the British Open and the US Open. We meet in the afternoon with SPA Advertising to find possible areas of co-operation. Then I have a pleasant dinner with Mr Colin Dunjohn of Blue Canyon Country Club, and Mr Walpole and Ms Marcia Canady of IMG at the Dusit Thani hotel. Tuesday My fiancee, Jacqueline Kwee, calls from Australia early in the morning with lots of questions about our wedding. I try to help as best I can, but she is definitely getting stuck with most of the work. After a breakfast meeting with IMG executives, we meet representatives of the Bangpoo Country Club and finalise a deal for a major seniors golf event. Golfer Arnold Palmer, IMG's first client, has confirmed that he will participate since we have previously negotiated a deal for him to design the golf course. I then meet Tourism Authority of Thailand representatives to review concerns they have over their agreement to support the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic, the premier golf event in Asia. I meet briefly with Steven Foxcroft from United Distillers to review various plans on the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic. We discuss our strategy to improve television coverage in Japan. We then have a major meeting, with about 20 people in attendance, to review and co-ordinate our publicity plans for the Classic. It proves very productive to get together representatives of United Distillers, the TAT, Blue Canyon, American Express and PRISM. We then host dinner at Bix for everyone at the meeting. Finally, we move on to the Rome Club. It is a late night with much sampling of the sponsor's products! Wednesday I am awoken early by a call from our Tokyo office. We discuss a proposal for a major new golf event in Japan. I have breakfast with Mr Brian Marcar, who is another major time-buyer on Thai television. We confirm that he will show the Gulfstream Wimbledon Highlights and we discuss and confirm numerous other programmes. We meet American Express representatives to finalise the small points of our three-year deal on the Johnnie Walker Classic. After calling the office, I have lunch with Mr Bob Taylor, managing director of United Distiller Asia, the owner of Blue Canyon, and top officials from the Thai Golf Association and Thai Airways. At 1.30 pm we begin a press conference to announce that the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic will be held at the Blue Canyon. We all fly back to Hongkong on the last flight. Thursday Again I am awoken by a call, this time from China, from Mr Richard Avory of IMG. There are problems getting the programmes to Beijing for the Marlboro Team America Basketball series. We are only representing this event, not promoting it, but we have decided to incur numerous expenses to please Philip Morris and Leo Burnett. When I arrive at the office, I am greeted by a pile of correspondence, which I start wading through. I have dictated faxes on the road, which are being typed up. I also need to get my visa photo taken since I am going to India next week. We confirm that the next Heineken World Cup Table Tennis will be held in Guangzhou. I end up working until 9.30 pm to get through all of my mail and phone calls. When I get home it is late, but I spend over an hour on the phone to our offices in New York and Cleveland. Friday We have an internal meeting at 8.30 am to review our sales priorities. I am flat-out most of the day with phone calls and faxes. At 2 pm we have a planning meeting with representatives of First Pacific Bank on the First Pacific Bank Challenge. We have succeeded in bringing the top women's tennis players to Hongkong to participate in this event, and we want to make 1994 more successful than ever. We decide which players to target in 1994 and we agree on a publicity schedule. I speak to my father, Mr Mark McCormack, who is also the founder and chairman of IMG. There is a lot to update him on. At 6.30 pm I stop by a Champagne tasting at the Swank Shop, which sponsored Jose Carreras when we brought him to Hongkong earlier this year. I then go to the Cultural Centre, where IMG is presenting the Philadelphia Orchestra. I have dinner with Mr Cowley after the concert. He is in a good mood since he has just confirmed deals for Jose Carreras to perform in Singapore, Manila and Jakarta, and for Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to perform in Seoul. We are very bullish on the future of IMG Artists in Asia. Saturday After some enforced relaxation in the morning when I have the photograph for this article taken by the pool, I head into the office. I have lunch with Mr David Baukol of Spectrum, who has requested a meeting. Spectrum is a competitor of ours but Mr Baukol has some things he wants to talk about and it is good to stay in touch. I work until 4 pm and then go home for a nap before dinner with several of our out-of-town executives.