It does get cold in the Amazon, if anyone was wondering. I was surprised as well. So staying at work a little longer with the warm computer running is a welcome idea. :)
This past weekend was the ExpoAmazonica, which is a large fair with booths from all the local business and organizations in all of the Peruvian Amazon. Lucky for me, the Expo was in Pucallpa this year and I got to experience this amazing fair. The President Ollanta Humala paid a visit on the last day of the Expo, but I was unable to attend that day. #TCinGC
This past Saturday, July 7, I reached my second milestone of the summer. I gave a presentation on the succession planning research I have been working on to the entire Azerrad family (owner Cecilia, husband Alberto, and their four children Rafael, Alberto, Cecilia, and Lorena). The meeting was held at the beautiful Hotel Manish and I could not have asked for a better outcome. The purpose of the presentation and the first project of the summer was to present to the family the importance of succession planning for a family business and a number of models that they could follow to create the plan. And the entire family agreed! There was lengthy discussion about the future of the business and the steps that need to be taken to ensure its success. Which included the succession planning process.
I could not have been more pleased!
Now, on to the next.
Last weekend, the people of Pucallpa celebrated San Juan, the biggest holiday of the year here in the jungle. It’s all about spending time with friends and family, eating juane, and going to the river. I spent the day with Rafael and his family at a site near Yarinacocha. These are some photos from that weekend.
It has been more than a week since I arrived in Pucallpa, Peru.
Officially settled and comfortable in my new environment!