Reflecting on CSC Morocco

It has been a while since I thought about blogging but I wanted to put some personal reflections on the CSC experience and will get to it straight away:

What I learned about myself from the business perspective:

  • I miss consulting, I really do – the intensity, thought process, speed, learning curve and the high when you are done !
  • I miss interacting with clients directly and “lending” my expertise where it is needed
  • I love teaching and passing what I know to make others better
  • I think I know something about something and I always realize that “not so much”, there is always something else to learn
  • I love the “global” aspect of IBM, the cultures, the people and the opportunities you get
  • The cultures of other countries really pass on to the business environment and most of the time, you can deal with it and adapt – but at times, it feels as the culture is used as an excuse. Nothing wrong for the cultures to adapt to others.
  • This is such an amazing time for Africa – and there is SO MUCH opportunity there – I feel like I could do much more there and hope to return sometimes
  • The non-profit sector is a fascinating area that I was never exposed to – but very competitive and intricate too

I confirmed that I love travel and would like to move again to a different country and expose Lucas, Max and Mia to those – by living it, not just visiting. I learned that I like blogging so will stick to it – at times. I have little patience for “it is too hard” or “impossible” as an excuse at many circumstances.

I am sure there are others but I am back at real world with lots of little ones looking for attention, crazy week at work, getting ready for yard sale, planning a trip to Boulder, writing 4 decks, writing mid-year reviews, and celebrating my birthday today. Morocco feels very far away… #ibmcsc


  1. Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts upon your return. I so enjoyed following you and your team on your CSC mission. I feel privileged to have been able to witness some of what you accomplished there. There is always much to do for busy people and I hope that you manage to wade thru all the busyness of the day and know that on the other side of the world, others have benefited from your work ethic, your talents, your generosity and good spirit. I hope that you and I will be able to work on a project together one day! 🙂


  2. Misha, I enjoyed reading your fascinating posts about CSC Morocco travails. Your reflections in this post made this blog even more personal. Discovering and rediscovering passions in our lives is a continuous process. I hope you get more & more opportunities in IBM to truly devote some of your time in consulting and client interactions as time goes on.


  3. I know you wrote this two years ago, but I can relate to your observations so well. I imagine my own may look very similar to yours after my month in Slovenia. You have been a terrific facilitator of our group, Misha! Thank you so much for your time, dedication and advice over the past 3 months. It’s an honor to work with you.


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