“The Government Must Fall” said the sign that was spray-painted over a 20-foot stone wall to my right. I was a bit confused. What was this slogan painted across a major landmark in a big city? I looked left, hoping to put the pieces together. What I saw both shocked and surprised me: a sea […] Continue reading… from “The Government Must Fall”
I went to Thailand for the tropical paradise that I had seen in pictures. The islands were world class, and you could spend a day hopping to 10 or 20 different islands, each one worthy of a National Geographic feature. The people were so kind, hospitable and respectful. The meals were the freshest, healthiest, and […] Continue reading… from Is what you see always what you get?
Recently, I took a vacation in what was once one of the most dangerous countries in the world: Colombia. The country is much safer than it was in the 1990s and 2000s, but visiting places not usually on the tourist track taught me key business and life lessons. Think Before Acting on a Bank Robbery […] Continue reading… from Two Business Lessons Learned In The Former Drug Capital Of The World
I was in Xi’an, China, near the Terra-Cotta Warriors. A man called to me in front of a McDonald’s. “Wait, sir!” I paused, and he ran up to me. “Which country are you from?” he asked. “America.” “California? I have family there. Can you help me get a visa and a new passport?” He sensed […] Continue reading… from Do you know what Guanxi is?