I will be travelling to Asia as
of the Lake Forest Graduate School
of Management MBA program. The purpose of the trip is to learn
about cultural, economic, political, legal, and social factors that
affect global business situations.
I will be travelling with a group
19 students, one instructor, and
one dean. Phil is our instructor, and Erika is our dean.
They have taken this trip many times before, and are experts on Asian
culture. The class is divided into 3 groups. The other
members of my group are Margaret, Manzoor, Mitesh, Steppen, and
Jaime. Margaret is also my room mate.
The first 6 days of the trip will
spent in Beijing, China.
While in Bejing, we will visit the Forbidden City, Tianamen Square, and
the Great Wall. We will also tour a Chinese factory, Motorola
China, and an international bank.
The next 7 days will be spent in
Bankok, Thailand. We are
partnering with Chulalongkorn University while in Bankok. We will
have the opportunity to attend several lectures about Thai business and
politics. We will also meet with the Thai royal family and visit
In Bankok, each group will be
with a local company. We
will be assigned a consulting project which we will work on for the
duration of our stay in Bankok. On the last day of our visit, we
will present the results of our project to judges from Chulalongkorn.
The final 4 days of the trip will
spent in Tokyo. This is not
an official part of the LFGSM trip. Since there is no direct
flight from Bankok to Chicago, we had a stopover in Tokyo.
Margaret, Mitesh, Manzoor and I decided that since we were stopping in
Tokyo anyway, we might as well see the city. So we will stay
there for a few days before flying back to Chicago.
I will attempt to update this
often as possible during the
trip, but my internet access may be spotty. I will update this
page with more text and pictures after I return from the trip.
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through the blog.
New! Content has been added
for March 11.
I know that a lot of you have been waiting for updates to this
blog, and I am working on it. Obviously, I am back at home now,
but I'm very busy. I was pretty worthless for 2 days as I
recovered from jet-lag. And I had to go to work, and I'm also
taking another class right now, for which I had a paper due this
weekend. But I took notes on each day I was on my trip, and I am
working hard on typing them all into the blog. I will also be
adding pictures soon, so stay tuned!