As if the last decade never happened

So, I’m chatting to my Hall neighbour, a Han Russian-speaker who works for China’s provincial government as liason with the old Soviet States – and that sounds so freakin’ hilarious I’ve just repeated it to myself, twice – about the possibility of future connection, given my previous experience between the Asian and Western worlds.

I’m back in the saddle, somehow, however strange the setting might be.

But what’s really worrying me is…

This looks a little too cute to be true, but it makes the point: sometimes, looking away from the edges gives you a far better idea of what your customers are really thinking about. It’s a pretty cool marketing professor who uses this image in class, and as a bonus it got him away from the usual zoological metaphors. I mean, how many black swans and prone penguins can one MBA student take?!!