I spent most of the day today in meetings in Eindhoven, a city in the south of Holland. Unlike the quaint and cozy villages which surround it, Eindhoven is an industrial center, a magnet for high-tech companies. As a result, it has become the city that locals love to hate. A popular joke goes, "Congratulations, you've just won top prize in a contest: A week's vacation in Eindhoven. Booby Prize is two weeks in Eindhoven." I disagree. If you can get around the "industrial" look, there are plenty of nice shops, restaurants and things to do here. The only thing I haven't found yet in Eindhoven is a Starbucks ...!