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The Poet Laureate of Traveling Consultants

The Poet Laureate of Traveling Consultants
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Pascal Dennis, president of management consultancy Lean Pathways, started keeping a daily journal when he regularly traveled three weeks a month for work. Dennis, the author of five other business books, combines his experiences from doing business around the world into a new book, Reflections of a Business Nomad: Stories and Poems From the Road, a collection of musings about everything from flight delays and meetings to conversations with cabdrivers, often peppered with historical and philosophical references, such as Virgil and Epictetus.

A sample verse:
Eyes dry, neck stiff, unable to leave—or stay.
If my flight’s cancelled I’ll sleep in a strange hotel
and come back in the morning.