Sometimes you realise that money can be better spent. I once took a group of managers from different countries away on a ‘cross cultural course’ to understand how people from different geographies and backgrounds see things differently. The aim was to help them learn how to work better together. It was two days of intensive lectures, group work and presentations. Expensive. After it was over I asked people what they enjoyed most about the time away. Drinking in the bar with colleagues at the end of the day, watching a football game and getting to know them they said. I learnt that it is very easy to overcomplicate things in business.