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Ikebana

As part of the cultural immersion experiences that were planned at EPIC in Tokyo, we had a chance to engage in some Japanese traditions.  I had learned a little about ikebana (flower arranging) in an undergraduate course on Buddhism in Japan.  It was great to watch the masters at work!

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It’s different here

I visited the SAP headquarters in Germany a few weeks ago.  Although the week was jam-packed, I really enjoyed the face time with so many German colleagues and executives.  It has been a few years since I was there, and things have certainly changed a lot.  One of the nice changes was that I stayed in […]

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Mazes & labyrinths

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I read A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink in 2010, and shortly thereafter I had a chance to hear him speak in a webinar on his new book Drive.  Both works continue to inform my thinking.  During the holidays, I was talking with my sister and my father […]

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Oedo-Onsen

As part of EPIC we had the opportunity to select activities that would give us a sense of the local people, culture and environment.  A few of us chose to go to a traditional Japanese day spa, along with our local guides.  I chose to visit Oedo-Onsen, which was very different from anything I had […]

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