Through my career I have learned that in order to be successful, people need to work together and interact with other people.
When it comes to “business”, we’re connecting (doing business) with people we trust and respect. I believe that in order to create a trust and some sort of a bond (the actual type vary) eye contact and handshake should be made – in other words, we need to travel.
Remote sensing technologies and “passing the ball” methods are useful to maintain a relationship but they could never be a substitute for creating it. In other words, we need to meet our customers, partners, suppliers, vendors (and family) in order to create and maintain a successful relationship.
Spending most of the 24 hours in airplanes and airports the other day, I can only ask for one thing: please make it simple to travel.