Tea with the TT: Sherlock Holmes

. . . is the topic of my Trade Tripper column in this Friday-Saturday issue of BusinessWorld. Excerpt:

"Considering he has had occasion to work on cases involving high international politics, what does he think of the Philippines? 'Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius,' he says quite enigmatically. He was getting bored. I ask if there is anything he wishes to add. 'Yes,' he said with a twinkle in his eye, 'to the curious incident of Noynoy Aquino’s record before he ran for president.' So what is it that Noynoy did before running for president, ask I. 'That,' he says, stubbing his cigarette and taking leave, 'was the curious incident.'"