After two years of delays, the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" took off on its maiden voyage yesterday. I am such an airplane geek that I kind of teared up watching the video below.
As dedicated blog readers know, my past few years have been full of their own work-related fits and starts. Travel idea ... consulting ... new travel idea ... consulting ... internet startup ... consulting ... non-profit shift ... consulting. It was all getting a bit tedious, even though the goal of meaningful work in something travel-related never waned.
Starting January 6th I will take off on what promises to be the most exciting career move for me in years. I will be joining an organization called the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In a nutshell, GBC helps businesses leverage their resources – money, communications, core capabilities and employee contact – in the fight against these three global health pandemics. It's an incredible and very influential organization, founded by Richard Holbrooke in 2001, at the request of Kofi Annan and the UN. My role will involve working with the travel/tourism industry to leverage resources in the fight against these conditions. It should be an exciting and very meaningful pursuit. You can read more here:
So there you have it. New decade, new job, new possibilities. David is ready for takeoff!