I just returned from a most wonderful holiday in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Obviously these 2 countries are great holiday destinations with beautiful nature, interesting cultural heritage sites, and great food, but this trip also reminds me once again how the whole world, and especially Asia, is developing and changing rapidly. The more countries I had a chance to visit, the more I see that economic development does not really happen at a country, but at a city/metropolis level. Driving through Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, you see development and energy all around you.
Fifteen years ago, I was one of the pioneers to deliver high end design services from a relatively "remote" location (guy in Tel Aviv making presentation decks for New York and SV clients), but as people now get used to this model of working, there is great opportunity for young people with a laptop and an internet connection to do this kind of work also from the more remote villages in countries such as Sri Lanka, not just in the main capital cities. I receive more and more emails from people offering to help me with my work from smaller towns across Asia.
I will pick up my regular posting schedule again and I hope that you also had a great summer break.
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