Well, I made it to Nigeria, , , got my VISA in the “nick of time” and had a great trip (albeit a long one) to get here. I’m in Lagos, Nigeria staying with my host company, Digital Jewels, Ltd. It is a 10 1/2 hour non-stop flight from Atlanta – not too bad compared to some other places I’ve visited, , , but still a long flight.
Been teaching the IT Manager Institute this week – my 39th Institute. We have had a great class – very attentive and interested managers.
Digital Jewels has a 1-bedroom suite that I reside in right next to their office, so I have a great 1-minute commute. They take very good care of me and see that I’m comfortable and with plenty of Coca Cola – something I seem to need to function.
Tonight, we hold our class dinner and it’s something I always look forward to. I meet some of the most interesting and best people in the world as I focus efforts toward, “helping IT managers of the world achieve more success”. I’m truly blessed to be able to do what I do. The class dinner is one of the highlights of the class.
Nigerians are some of the happiest people in the world from what I’ve observed. There are many challenges in their country, , , as in most countries, , , but they persevere and rise above the challenge. I have mentioned to many of my colleagues in the past that, “when Nigerians are in the class. we seem to have more fun”. This is certainly true of this particular class, , , they are all super people that I have had pleasure to get to know in such a short time.
They are taking their ITBMC exams now and will finish shortly, , , then it’s time to relax, enjoy good food, and tell one another tall tales of our experiences over dinner. I look forward to it.