At 80 years old, he is fit and agile. When Daily FT met him at the Cinnamon Grand for roughly 20 minutes from his busy schedule taking precious time for an interview with the man widely known as global guru of marketing, his dynamism was quite evident. On his first visit to Sri Lanka, Dr. Philip Kotler appeared quite excited. A globe trotter spreading his masterly knowledge on and insights into modern marketing, him discovering Sri Lanka personally just one week after i.e. Friday 3 June, celebrating his 80th birthday on 27 May, reflects the explorer in him.