I have friends and professional colleagues all over the world; and so we decided to hang out with a few of them in Ukraine this week.

I even got to bring along my second with me:

Technology is cool but if it doesn’t ultimately draw us closer with each other then it loses most of its utility. And, there’s something powerful about being physically present with people, in their context and culture (instead of just your own).

I’m being reminded of this every day and it’ll be the most important thing that I think about as we take a 50-hour trip home (darn those long layovers…!).

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