I have been very surprised at how productive it is to go somewhere and talk to people. My trip to Quebec has given me a good outlook on exactly what I can spend my time on over the next few months. I never thought I’d say it but, paying to have me flown to Quebec, stay in a hotel, and rent a car was actually a good deal for the Government of Canada. It’s given me new direction, and probably cut months off the work that I have to do.
I’ll have remember this lesson when HalOtis starts doing some serious business. There is a good reason why business people take a lot of trips. Despite the cost it’s actually pays off. And while it may be good for the bottom line there are other good reasons to travel. with that in mind I’ll have to find good business partners in the South of France, as well as New York, LA, and Tokyo.