The first time I ever left Canada and the US was on a trip to Mexico in 1970. But my first real global adventure began in 1986 when I embarked on an expedition to Chile.
I walked out of the jungle and joined the Coca-Cola company. Since then, I’ve travelled to a hundred and four different countries and 48 US states. That’s a lot of travel. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned along the way, it’s this:
Every single person in the world knows something I don’t. That’s a humbling thing to realise, and an important perspective to hold if you want to be open to new insights and new ideas.
Culture defines us all – and the richness and diversity of life on this planet means that innovation is everywhere. And that means the answers to all our problems are right there in front of us, waiting for us to put the puzzle pieces together. All we have to do is open our eyes and our hearts to everything the world has to offer.