Yesterday afternoon, I sat in a seminar led by Matt Foley. Okay, not really, but he could have been. He started talking about the Plog Continuum, which refers to a study that defines personality types as it pertains to tourism and travel. Faux Matt drew a Bell Curve. Some were "dependables." The largest group were labeled "Centrics." Another small group was labeled "venturers." At another point, Faux Matt said we should never stereotype and then said "All Japanese people travel in groups."
That's when he lost me. He wasn't amusing. He wasn't interesting. Worse, he was horrifically inaccurate as he tried to talk about how cultures differ. I began to daydream about places I want to go, and places I want to send clients.