Writing this from the bus in Batangas, finally able to “escape” the island of Puerto Galera. Over 2 days delayed from leaving due to typhoon missing my friend Bas’s birthday in Dau, and a few other tropical MBA attendees missing their flights tio thailand and korea….and I really hope I don’t miss my flight today to Boracay (12:20pm departure, typing this on a bus there at 9:40am, so should be ok) as this will be my real holiday in years! But even if I miss my flight, I can make a one way flight….meet up with MikeMo and Attila there.
But in any regards, being stranded on a tropical island in a typhoon a couple days isn’t so bad if you are with good company, and that was the case here. It did feel a bit rushed spending only Tuesday to Thursday afternoon with them, and spending additional time Thursday night to Saturday morning I got to bond much more with the guys from tropicalmba.
Seems there is a good opportunity to create a program like this for entrepreneurs who want to come into China to learn how Chinese business works, get exposure to a few experienced internet businessmen like the communities we have forming in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and make some internships in China as well. Think we are in a good position to offer this program and help cross promote each other.
Its been something I and others have been discussing since the middle of last year, mixing entrepreneurship, adventure, and learning in one package. To be the bridge into China for internet businessmen and ecommerce enthusiasts.
The dream is getting closer, and it seems fate created this typhoon and had forced me to stay a couple more days with the dudes from tropical MBA.