"You see over there?" says Pascal Jourdain, a dairy farmer in the Swiss Alps. I stare up at the snow-covered peaks and wild-flower filled valleys, far removed from the skyscrapers and constant noise of New York City. Here it is serene with only the melodious sound of tinkling cowbells.
There is nothing as cleansing as nature and few things as healing as fresh mountain air. And there is nothing as uplifting and inspiring as the craggy, snow-capped tops of some of the world's most beautiful mountains.
In the small and even medium sized cities it is much easier to simply park the car and walk to all of the sights, and when it comes to wading into the insanity of major metropolitan traffic, we have learned to stay on the outskirts of town and use public transit to explore the big cities.
Most CEOs who have sold three successful Swiss watch companies would retire, but not watch industry giant Jean-Claude Biver, whose last transaction was selling Hublot to the LVMH Group for 480 million Swiss francs.