In Dubai, en route to South Africa

What fascinates me this morning in Dubai, waiting for my connecting flight to Johannesburg, is the sheer volume and variety of humanity passing through the terminals and the bewildering list of destinations on the departures board.

I’ve decided to dog-leg my journey to South Africa, simply because “points make prizes” and I’m accumulating Emirates air miles at some pace this year.

The great news from my hosts overnight is that the tour is over-subscribed.

Team CB have been busy overnight, ordering some extra handouts to be printed and delivered locally.

Frankly, I’m buzzing at the thought of meeting a completely new audience and healthily apprehensive, hoping that my observations and ideas will transfer.

I’ve been looking at economic and demographic statistics on South Africa and I’m confident that we are all pretty much the same nowadays.

Boarding in 30 minutes for my next leg and I’ll be visiting my first practice tomorrow morning; working with my first audience tomorrow night.

I’ll keep you posted.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.

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