I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people on this trip.
Business leaders in their fields.
Just on the way home there was an Australian man from Dubai, founder and designer of a snow park, a trainer from America for a water filtration company saving lives and an Indian working as a rheumatologist from Manchester.
And me. What is my title?
I have had many in my career and hope to have many more.
And they will all have heart at their centre.
The more people I meet I realise how important having heart is more important than any headline.
As Jayn Sterland says, let’s bring more heart into business.
Many years ago I was accepted onto a course to learn artist management. I didn’t take the place, choosing to continue with my career instead of taking a sabbatical to study for the 2 year course. Now I realise how glad I am to have not taken that direction. Instead of managing artists it feels more like introducing people I love the a greater audience.
Sourabh Goswami, a photographer from Jaisalmer, is one of my newest friends. His work is outstanding and he has a natural ability in capturing the essence of subjects he photographs, whatever the subject.
Yesterday I spent an afternoon looking through his collection. Portraits of the faces of Jaisalmer, the quality of his images were extraordinary in composure, use of light and with a subtly few photographers truly master.
He has many photos published in India newspapers however never receives any payment. Such artistry deserves patronage, something we can all do by supporting artists in honouring them with commissions and sales of work.
I shall be returning home with a selection of prints from his collections and relish more of this work to come.