Friday, May 21, 2010
I just got back to Santa Barbara after seminars for Harvard Business Review of Latin America in Ecuador and Paraguay. The audiences were enthusiastic and fun to work with. The only negative came when I arrived in Asuncion at 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning (with seminar to start the following day), I was told that a visa was required (that neither my client, travel agency or airline had mentioned). I wound up flying on to Bolivia and back to Lima where the folks in the American University of Paraguay worked some magic. This enabled me to come back to Asuncion at 2:30 a.m. on Friday with the seminar to begin at 8:00 a.m. The net effect was that for 86 hours, I had a total of four hours in a bed! Nevertheless, the people were great and the program went well. Santa Barbara did seem like Paradise when I got back home.