A visioner is an individual who has the ability to find new opportunities based on trend forecasting (McKinsey, 2014). Jim Collins published “Built to Last” that focuses on visionary companies. Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Collins and Portas selected 18 long-lasting companies. Throughout, authors ask: “What makes the truly exceptional companies different from other companies?”
Collins mentions that the only reliable source of stability is a strong inner core and the willingness to change and adapt everything except that core. Early in the beginning, we see that he looks far to the future, to look for the 'visionary companies'. His focused approach and crisped style will engage you to understand the successful habits of visionary companies.
Traveling recently becomes the norm for personal development and investment. What used to be a luxury becomes the passion for rising middle class. In 2016, there are 1.2 billion of international tourists around the world (World Economic Forum). For individuals, it is an intercultural experience where we are immersed into a new adventure.
Wonderlust is a novel about traveling. Gianna Woodsen visits Berlin, Germany as an exchange student and meets Claude, the mysterious photographer who invites her to an adventure. Wonderlust explores the dreams, the passions we hold in our lives... trust and lies that build relationships... and the stories that intertwined between any travelers.
Wanderlust has a vivid voice that engages readers in it's story. It begins with Claude's past, gently bringing us to the character's background. Her lyrical storytelling will entice you to discover Gianna and Claude's adventure.