When I travel, the first few days in a new place are magical. My senses—from sight to smell, feel to sound—are on their game, alert to anything outside my normal pattern. Within 48 hours, many of them start to become “normal” so I try hard to capture the magic while I can. I usually keep a… Read more Seeing the Magic
I’m almost never ill so when I am, I am an impatient, wimpy patient. This past week, I WAS that patient. I had pain like I’ve never had; it laid me flat for six days, a long, long time for me. I swallowed pain killers and Advil, and not much else. I tried to sleep but found… Read more Can Pain Be Valuable?
For nine years, I worked on a large capacity building project in Vietnam. When people asked for specifics, I’d tell them it was a “new venture start up” to help establish the country’s first international standard business school. The first four to five years were exciting, I was learning constantly, felt that our work was… Read more What’s Your Mantra?