Since returning from Abu Dhabi

I have been back for a week and am getting over the jet-lag, I have been working on finishing up deliverables for my client in Abu Dhabi and doing a bit of marketing for my Ark Group report that was published last week 🙂 (they tell me it was selling well in the pre-publication period, so I am happy about that).

I need to review and update my marketing/business development activities based on things I have learned and done over the last 18 months.

The project in Abu Dhabi was good because I got to work with my Knoco ( business partners and become more familiar with their KM model and get to know them better (thanks Nick Milton and Tom Young for the opportunity). I hope to work with them again soon.

What I learned in Abu Dhabi:

  • wear a hat if you’re going to be outside in the sun for very long;
  • after a few days of 40-42 degrees Celcius, 30 feels cool;
  • don’t walk unless you absolutely have to;
  • LuLu Hypermarket is a great place to go for groceries;
  • sand gets everywhere;
  • ask for suggestions of things to go out and do, and then go and do them;
  • learn the building names and landmarks, no one uses street addresses;
  • take a fleece for the hotel.