San Francisco, CA
The beginning, the middle, the end. But with a lot in-between.
I used to travel on business extensively with my boss at one of my first jobs. My natural inclination at the time was to get to the hotel, work until bed, go to a meeting, and work until catching a flight out. But my boss taught me to create some space to enjoy it; to take 30 minutes to see a tourist sight, take a walk on a promenade, sample the local cuisine, go to a museum, sample something beyond a conference room.
He reminded me that it was important to make the space to enjoy business travel a bit, because without that, it’s hard to enjoy the business.
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