The Calgary Barkers from East Anglia – through the rear view mirror

East Anglia.  So near to London and yet a whole different world.  Farmland stretching for miles. Fields and roads lined with ageless trees, deep green juxtaposed against the golden crops ready for harvest. East Anglia.  Endless charming villages with charming names tripping back in time.   East Anglia…. miles of secret winding single-track roads leading from one vista to another.   East Anglia…. so lovely, … Continue reading The Calgary Barkers from East Anglia – through the rear view mirror

Arab world Adventurers – my inspiration

9 Historical Arabs who Traveled the World by Yasmil Helal is an inspiring read. It is thought-provoking to learn these adventurers preceded or assisted the European explorers that we study in Western education.  Seems to me that we need a new history curriculum… Fundamentally, these adventurers were seeking knowledge rather than economic exploitation.  I wish I could find the books they’ve written…. Yasmil writes  “Here are some … Continue reading Arab world Adventurers – my inspiration

The Silk Roads – A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

For various clients, I have developed a lecture on the importance of Intercultural Leadership Skills for all the parties living along China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative – the “rebirth” of the land and sea Silk Roads.  This book is an excellent analysis of how that label came to be used, and how China’s plans are but a continuation of an ancient trading imperative.  More … Continue reading The Silk Roads – A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan