When the Rolling Stones announced in March they’d be playing a concert in Rome’s ancient chariot stadium, tickets sold out within hours. Just as quickly, archaeologists expressed alarm at the possibility that tens of thousands of fans flocking to the Circus Maximus would finish off what the sacks of Rome hadn’t.
As UBS AG board members gathered in Sydney last year to consider the bank’s fate, they joined 200 clients to drink champagne, eat canapes and mingle among beds of anthurium with purple spadixes jutting into the air.
Six years ago, the University of Cincinnati unveiled what it called an “unusual consortium” between its students, faculty and corporations, including Procter & Gamble Co., the consumer-product giant headquartered nearby. The group’s goal: to research and develop product ideas for consumers age 50 and over.