What is the best thing about working at B2B International?
The people are the best thing about B2B International. It starts at the top with leaders who are passionate about excellence; our Directors desire to be leaders in the industry and are focused on the need to exceed client expectations. People excel in a growth environment, and we spend time recruiting and developing the best individuals.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
I was working as a marketing manager in the electronics industry, and my boss/mentor/leader told me to go get my Master’s degree in Business Administration. The MBA did not make me better or wiser but it opened many doors of opportunity.
What is your favourite place you have visited – and why?
I have a favourite sandy beach, mountain top, waterfall, hunting spot, swimming hole, dance floor, tree in an open field, river, lake, ball park, country, city, state… but the overall winner is Hong Kong. If you have been there, no explanation is needed: you have the East-meets-West culture, it is the perfect place to trade, it is a great place to people watch, the street life, cuisine, magnificent harbour views, the sky line is magnificent…
What is your favourite book?
The Tipping Point, which is the first of four books by Malcolm Gladwell. It is a book about change: if you want to change your behaviour, your company’s brand, or introduce a new product, it is a must read. As Gladwell states, “Ideas and products and messages and behaviours spread like outbreaks of infectious disease or social epidemics.” It is good to understand change if we want to grow.
What is your favourite pastime?
Traveling is a personal journey; you can chase love or chase money but you have to travel to get there. You can chase your dreams or something simple like culture, but you have to travel to get there. I have traveled four continents, 43 of the 50 United States, and I would make a safe bet that I have seen more of the UK then most British folks. The Isle of Skye is a must see if you have not been there and another favourite on this island is Loch Ness. You meet the best people if you take the time to listen on your journey. “Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.” ― Robert M. Pirsig.