Reflections of a Business Nomad: Stories and Poems from the Road [NOOK Book]

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Business travel can be sterile and constricted. Deadlines and other constraints can deaden our senses. But for international management consultant & author, Pascal Dennis, business travel is the path to a deeper understanding and appreciation of life. Reflections of a Business Nomad: Stories and Poems from the Road is a heartfelt journal that affirms we are surrounded by remarkable people and their stories.

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Reflections of a Business Nomad: Stories and Poems from the Road

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Overview

Business travel can be sterile and constricted. Deadlines and other constraints can deaden our senses. But for international management consultant & author, Pascal Dennis, business travel is the path to a deeper understanding and appreciation of life. Reflections of a Business Nomad: Stories and Poems from the Road is a heartfelt journal that affirms we are surrounded by remarkable people and their stories.

Reflections of a Business Nomad takes us to Africa, South America, Europe, Asia and North America. In Pennsylvania we meet a steely third-generation Hungarian family-man haunted by family tragedy, working to save his plant; in Beijing, a kind-hearted hired driver with a taste for high-end moonshine; in Port Suez, a container company executive troubled by encounters with the heart of darkness.

In Reflections of a Business Nomad Dennis is genuine and conversational, his observations personal and perceptive. Dennis captures the essence of humanity in these great stories told with subtlety and a light touch. Full of humor and wit, the book also challenges the reader to reflect and learn.

Illustrated with original artwork by noted artist and draughtsman, Kirk Sutterfield, Reflections of a Business Nomad combines comedy, tragedy and philosophy, laced with a road warrior's wit. Dennis meets diverse and courageous people, fighting the good fight, often against long odds. He tells their stories with respect and style. Business travelers, students, all would-be world travelers will find Dennis’ observation professionally insightful, and personally enriching. It inspires readers to put away their cell phones and talk to their cabdrivers.
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Editorial Reviews

Businessweek Oct 23, 2012
"The poet laureate of travelling consultants.."
David Faddis, Senior Executive, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
"Full of great stories - an entertaining and insightful work that combines comedy, tragedy and philosophy with a road warrior's wit."
Matthew Lovejoy, President, Acme Alliance LLC
"Evocative, thought-provoking and moving."
Steve Pontbriand, President, Systems Control
"Dennis captures the essense of humanity."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015791495
  • Publisher: Skopelos Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 154
  • File size: 1,023 KB

Meet the Author

Pascal Dennis is a professional engineer, author, and President of Lean Pathways, an international consultancy. He developed his management skills at Toyota and has worked with leading senseis in North America and Japan. He grew up in a Greek restaurant in downtown Toronto, The Imperial Grill, which often figures in his books. Winner of four Shingo Prizes for Excellence, Pascal is the author of Lean Production Simplified, Andy & Me, Getting the Right Things Done, and The Remedy. Pascal studied Aikido for fifteen years and was an instructor at Toronto Aikikai. He plays guitar & piano and has been a member of several dreadful bands. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Pamela, and three children.
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