Back in the nineties, I used to read many of James Michener’s ‘historic novels’. When I visited my father, who lived in Curacao in 1994, I read ‘Caribbean’. I was traveling the region and I was seeing a lot of things I could not place or understand from my business background, so this book gave me insights.
I had recently graduated from a BBA and my dad was pushing me to do an MBA. I had even taken a GMAT qualification test and had scored so high that universities were calling me to ask if I would please come and study with them… I had a vague sense that studying (more) business would not make me happy, but to be honest, I did not have an alternative, either.
Then I stumbled upon a chapter in the book where an anthropology teacher spends a season on a cruise ship, teaching anthropology to students as they discover the Caribbean. First time ever that I heard about anthropology.