On December 1, 2002, I got a phone call from the owner of the company I had been free lancing for since May 2002.
"I did not deposit your fee in the bank as arranged because I lent the money to a friend in need and do not have it".
December 25, I terminated the collaboration. Started preparing to move to London and start afresh after 8 years in my native country/job market. I did not wish to return to Brussels (1991-1995). I started reading up on global affairs/dynamics instead of EU ones.
I monitored daily developments around the world. By 2005 I was ready to move. But a family member needed me in Greece.
Thus I spent 2005-2012, 9 years in total analysing the world from a flat. 3 while being a carer. An extra 4 cleaning up family red tape of 100 years and downsizing to just a few things (vagabond).
I then spent July 2012 to December 2016 vagabonding around Europe trying to find a corporate job or any job at 50+ and a "lazy and tax evading" Greek. On top of having been a "flea" (see Charles Handy's book).
Since December 2016 I'm back on the chain, gang.
Global CRM for a dynamic multinational.
If you believe in a cause, you can be a soldier or a commander in chief, the difference is not that big.
The cause is: Human Capital.