Travel and Learn

There are many ways to learn; one of the best is traveling. While you can learn from books, articles, lectures, and online courses, there is no substitute for first-hand experience. When you travel, you immerse yourself in a new culture, language, and way of life. This gives you a unique perspective you can’t get from any other source.

In addition, travel allows you to meet people from all walks of life. איזהו החכם? הלומד מכל אדם is a saying in Hebrew, which means who is the wise? that who learns from each person. Listening to others and soaking in their knowledge while applying empathy to feel their life experience will give you a much richer understanding of the world than anything else.

These learnings could also be very practical and might even allow sustaining your traveling lifestyle. How, you might ask?

Continue reading “Travel and Learn”

A new ISM is formed / NFTism

According to the Oxford dictionary, the suffix ism usually refers to a political ideology or an artistic movement. We typically associate it with potent words such as Capitalism or Expressionism, words that describe currents or beliefs practiced by billions of people and that generated a very profound impact on man’s life at a particular moment in history. Today, the emergence of the Blockchain is causing an unstoppable revolution, a social phenomenon so powerful that, over time, we might even call it “NFTism.”

An NFT is a non-fungible token. However, despite its widespread use, the definition of the token remains complex. While it is undoubtedly a capability derived from Blockchain technology, a token represents a concept: the democratization of value. This phenomenon can already be observed in many areas of human activity; however, it is in art and economic policy where NFTism is beginning to gain notoriety.

Continue reading “A new ISM is formed / NFTism”

Una herida abierta (protejamos los árboles)

En Tarapoto vivir y soñar es lo mismo.

La música proveniente de las casas empieza a escucharse al compás de los primeros rayos de luz con los que el sol pinta de vida al que es uno de los lugares  más hermosos del mundo. A solo metros de la ciudad, el verde que inunda los paisajes, las nubes de color rosa, la rareza única de árboles exóticos, aves coloridas, la diversidad inacabable de una fauna abundante y las sonrisas de gente sencilla que baila cuando camina y canta cuando habla, se complementan para conformar un paraíso terrenal que la naturaleza decidió crear en plena selva peruana. Perfecto y deslumbrante, es imposible poner un pie en este lugar sin ser invadido por una poderosa necesidad de protegerlo.

Tarapoto no es solo un paraíso, es una necesidad. La deforestación mundial ha alcanzado niveles nunca antes vistos. El ser humano depreda incansablemente los recursos que garantizan su propia existencia con una irresponsabilidad tan dolorosa como incomprensible. Una industria multimillonaria que promueve actividades ilegales como la tala de árboles, la minería informal y el tráfico de tierras, ha consolidado un mercado de la muerte que saquea sin piedad todos los bastiones naturales que mantienen la vida en nuestro planeta.  A esta tragedia se le suma una inmensa ignorancia que promueve una falsa abundancia de recursos donde en realidad solo existe una delicada articulación de ecosistemas. El ser humano está llamado a proteger la vida, sin embargo, esta frágil armonía natural está siendo amenazada por la avaricia de hombres inescrupulosos que se apoyan en la pobreza de locales olvidados por sus países quienes, contradictoriamente, encuentran una manera de sobrevivir destruyendo la vida. El hombre mata en horas lo que la madre naturaleza creó meticulosamente durante siglos, y es precisamente esta desproporción la que amenaza la continuidad de nuestra especie.

Continue reading “Una herida abierta (protejamos los árboles)”

An open wound (let’s protect the trees)

Overlooking Alto Shilcayo

In Tarapoto, living and dreaming are the same thing.

The music coming from the houses begins to be heard to the rhythm of the first rays of light with which the sun paints with life one of the most beautiful places in the world. Just meters from the city, the green that floods the landscapes, the pink clouds, the unique rarity of exotic trees, colorful birds, the endless diversity of an abundant fauna, and the smiles of simple people who dance when they walk and sing while they talk, they complement each other to form an earthly paradise that nature decided to create in the middle of the Peruvian jungle. Perfect and dazzling, it is impossible to set foot in this place without being invaded by a powerful need to protect it.

Global deforestation has reached unprecedented levels. Human beings tirelessly destroy the resources that guarantee their own existence with irresponsibility that is as painful as incomprehensible. A multi-million dollar industry that promotes illegal activities such as logging, informal mining, and land trafficking has consolidated a market of death that mercilessly plunders all the natural bastions that sustain life on our planet. Added to this tragedy is an immense ignorance that promotes a false abundance of resources where in reality, there is only a delicate articulation of ecosystems. One of humanity’s goals is to protect life on this planet. However, this fragile natural harmony is under threat by the greed of immoral men who rely on the poverty of locals abandoned by their respective states, who in their eagerness to find a livelihood end up destroying it. Man kills in hours what Mother Nature meticulously created for centuries, and it is precisely this disproportion that threatens the continuity of our species.

Continue reading “An open wound (let’s protect the trees)”

The most sacred place in the world

Jerusalem
Jerusalem

The confrontation between Palestinians and Israelis has once again reached catastrophic levels. For decades this dispute has faced two cultures whose presence in the area dates back thousands of years and whose solution could reach the same age. While it is true that the conflict has many angles, it is its highly religious nature that transforms the discussion about the belonging of Jerusalem into the most delicate point. We will never find a solution to this confrontation if we continue to see the city as a simple possession.

Continue reading “The most sacred place in the world”

El lugar más sagrado del mundo

El enfrentamiento entre palestinos e israelíes ha alcanzado nuevamente niveles catastróficos. Esta disputa enfrenta desde hace décadas a dos culturas cuya presencia en la zona se remonta a miles de años, y cuya solución podría alcanzar la misma edad. Si bien es cierto que el conflicto debe ser visto desde varios ángulos, es su carácter altamente religioso el que transforma la discusión sobre la pertenencia de Jerusalén en el punto más delicado del conflicto. Jamás encontraremos una solución a este enfrentamiento si seguimos viendo a la ciudad como una simple posesión.

Continue reading “El lugar más sagrado del mundo”

The globalization of culture

Flying at Aucaloma, Peru

Globalization is all-encompassing. Our cultures have long crossed borders, reaching far and wide. A kid from Copenhagen consuming content on Netflix or Youtube would have much in common as a kid from Arequipa watching the same. Most probably, they will be able to communicate successfully in English without realizing that a good part of their identity disappears along the way.  The Internet has released the boundaries of content (to a certain extent), bringing cultures to evolve similarly. 

Continue reading “The globalization of culture”

The Nomad MBA

The Nomad MBA invites you to travel and learn, discover and build. To live similarly to the first merchants who crossed deserts to connect customers from one continent to another. They came from one culture and entered another, observing what was of value in one place to take it to the other side of the world, coming and going so many times that their origin became irrelevant, as did their destination. They were simply travelers willing to satisfy a need. Volunteers who found a way to live away from their nation and at the same time within many. The first market studies were made by them, the first transactions with other cultures were made by them; globalization itself began with them. Not bad for simple nomads. They did all that without any kind of MBA. “Learn along the way”; that’s the only history of mankind. That’s the only story of this book.

Español

El Nomad MBA te invita a viajar y aprender, descubrir y construir. Vivir de manera similar a los primeros comerciantes que cruzaron desiertos para conectar clientes de un continente con otro. Venían de una cultura y se introducían en otra, observando qué había de valor en un lugar para llevarlo al otro lado del mundo, yendo y viniendo tantas veces que su procedencia se volvía irrelevante, al igual que su destino. Simplemente eran viajeros dispuestos a satisfacer una necesidad. Voluntarios que encontraron una manera de vivir alejados de su nación y al mismo tiempo dentro de muchas. Los primeros estudios de mercado los hicieron ellos, las primeras transacciones con otras culturas las hicieron ellos; la globalización en sí misma comenzó con ellos. Nada mal para ser simples nómades. Todo eso lo lograron sin ningún tipo de MBA. “Aprender en el camino”; esa es la única historia de la humanidad. En el fondo esa es la única historia de este libro.

Roy Dov Pessis