Monday, April 14, 2008

Zen For Leaders

In a world of elite fortresses away from the masses, is it any wonder that someone would conceive an exclusive retreat for leaders?
Done. "Donna Vassar, part of the Vassar education dynasty, has launched plans to build a $300m private getaway for stressed-out presidents and prime ministers who want to reconnect with their unique purpose in life," writes The Guardian. "The Universitas Leadership Sanctuary is intended as part monastery and part conference centre where the most powerful men and women on the planet can get away from it all with a combination of reading, contemplation and even a spot of gardening." Gardening, huh?
illustration via The Guardian