Some Personal Reflections of an International Business Economist
Chapter 9: Shakespeare’s Fourth Age Continued: A Peripatetic Professor
9. Shakespeare’s fourth age continued: a peripatetic professor At the time of my childhood, it was unusual for children to travel abroad. Nowadays it is commonplace. Several of the 85 countries I have visited in the last 40 years, I had never even heard of in the 1930s: and, of course, since gaining their political independence in the post-Second World War era, most erstwhile British territories have changed their name. Even in my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined that I would be spending such a large part of my working life outside my home country. I have already described my ﬁrst foray abroad in 1945, which was taken courtesy of His Majesty. After that, it was not until 1960 that I acquired a passport. In the 1950s, Ida and I spent our holidays in England – mostly on the Isle of Wight where Ida’s parents then lived. Both my ﬁrst two overseas trips were by sea or overland, although in October 1960 I did take my ﬁrst commercial ﬂight from New York to Columbus, Ohio. But since then, beginning with various speaking engagements and consultancy commitments on the European continent, I have travelled mostly by air. As I described in the previous chapter, in 1968 I was invited to spend nine months at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. Accompanied by Christine, the journey to Toronto by a Boeing 707 was my ﬁrst transatlantic air crossing; we then boarded a twin-engine propeller plane to take us to...
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