Monthly Archives: April 2012

Van Halen and the Brave New World of Business Communications

Last week I dragged my wife to an 80’s extravaganza: a Van Halen concert with Kool & the Gang as the opener! The dancing displays of the crowd of forty- and fifty-somethings must have been a sight to behold. The … Continue reading

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Returning from a Break in Healthy Living

Overview While I had planned for a break in my exercise routine during the Africa trip, unexpected circumstances required a more holistic approach to wellness upon my return. Due to my lifelong fight with obesity, rapidly returning to my (mostly) … Continue reading

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Zambia Epilogue: Busting Out of the Comfort Zone

Back in the U.S. – sort of! Ironically, due to the length (17 hours) and timing (overnight) of the flight back from Johannesburg, I got a fair amount of sleep, so the first day back home wasn’t bad. Day Two … Continue reading

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Zambia Days 3 and 4: Leadership in Action

Well, as of this writing, I’m on my way back to the U.S. from my African adventure. The last day and a half were dominated by meetings, packing, and logistics (and, of course, a trip to the market to buy … Continue reading

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Zambia Day Three: Fun With the Kids

Today we got to see some more of the good societal development work being done in Zambia by ACE and CAC-ZED, and to have a little fun in the process. Our first stop was the Bill & Betty Bryant Center, … Continue reading

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Zambia Day Two: The Power of Perseverance

Overview Day Two in Zambia was an emotional roller coaster. We began the day by touring three primary schools in one of the most crowded, economically depressed sections of Lusaka: the Kenyama Compound. Kenyama is probably the worst place I’ve … Continue reading

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Day One in Zambia

Overview: Our first day of “boots on the ground” was an exercise in contrasting experiences and the wide range of attendant emotions. Overall, my first impressions of Zambia are favorable: the people are very friendly and undeterred by the difficult … Continue reading

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