Travel Reports

Travel Report: Siberia and India

Irkutsk, SiberiaIrkutsk is a small town by Russian standards: 585,000 inhabitants. Yet it is a major city for Siberia.Major companies headquartered in Moscow have their production facilities here: aircraft manufacturing, aluminum production, etc. The city of Irkustk, however, ...

Travel report to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

I was a keynote speaker at an International Academic Convention at the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina where I received my fifteenth Honorary Doctorate. Prior recipients include the Prime Ministers of Turkey and Malaysia, as wel...

Travel Report - Russia

While on a consulting assignment in Moscow, I found a commonality between large Russian corporations and large bureaucracies. It is a sense of disempowerment and low self-esteem. People do not think they can make change happen. There is a certain attitude of “tell us what to d...

Travel Report - Paris, France

I love Paris. It has a rich history and culture, restaurants, and exciting people; who wouldn’t want to live there?One of my former students from UCLA, who is now a top entrepreneur in France, nevertheless wants to sell his company and move to the United States. When we met fo...

Travel Report: Shanghai, China

I am in Shanghai to give a Master class to 200 Chinese CEOs. I have a day free and went out to explore.In one of my previous blogs, I was lamenting the loss of national cuisine because of globalization. I was upset with the Italian pasta - pizza menu’s colonization of local re...

Travel report on Israel, Part 2

On this trip to Israel, March to April 2010, where I lectured to more executives , academics, and politicians than usual, I noticed something that made me worry more than usual.It was not the nuclear threat of Iran, nor the never-ending struggle with the Palestinians, nor the ...

Travel Report: Israel

I was in Israel when the latest fiasco occurred: Permits were granted for new housing construction in East Jerusalem – simultaneously with Vice President Biden’s visit. The Obama Administration considered this an insult, because the United States has been insisting that Israel...

Travel Report: Russia March 2010

In my Insights of October 2007 and June 2008, I reported on the problem of corruption that is plaguing Russia. On this trip, I found out that it is not a secret at all. It is not even dangerous to speak about it in public. The government is well aware of it and is trying to de...

Should I Laugh or Cry?

NOTES FROM ABROADIs nothing sacred?The International Herald Tribune of Oct. 7, 2009, informed its readers that McDonald’s is opening an outlet in the shadow of the Louvre. Some time ago, I read that Starbucks was opening a shop at the Winter Palace in Beijing.What is next? Ken...

Notes from Dr. Adizes - Lecture Trip

By Dr. Ichak Adizes, CEO and Founder of the Adizes InstituteNotes from AbroadHere are my impressions, for what they are worth, from a lecture trip I recently made to Brazil, Yugoslavia, Israel, Athens and Macedonia, life goes on. Restaurants are full. Meetings ...