“An Idler in the City”


by Bruce Piasecki

Published in
Carpe Articulum Literary Review

December 2010

When I turned forty (more than 15 years ago), I decided to adopt an open, fun-loving—you might say Whitmanesque—attitude toward business travel. Global travel had become so mean, and so severe, due to the checks and insults we have built to restrain and deter terrorism, that I had to “put on my patience cap,” if you will, and add an extra day at each end, to visit the cities before and after I worked in them. This essay grows out of those idle days away from home. I became an idler in the great cities.

So begins this latest literary article by author and business consultant Bruce Piasecki. In this essay, he puts his globe-trotting business experiences to good, philosophical—and business-centric—use, in the best tradition of past travel writers. (Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad and A Tramp Abroad spring immediately to mind.)

In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated, and is available for download for $5.00 at this website.

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Carpe Articulum - December 2010 issue

“Bruce Piasecki has his finger on the pulse of the global corporate/environmental marriage—in fact, he officiated it. If the Global Community listens to his rich experience-based ideas, we could have a sustainable future for our children. The man is insightful and has an uncanny knack for observing microcosmic problems and applying macrocosmic answers that serve us all.”

— Hadassah Broscova, Editor-in-Chief
of Carpe Articulum Literary Review,
Founder & President
of Carpe Articulum Foundation


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