Musabbir Chowdhury has visited three continents and forty-five countries over the last thirty years, and the stories of these journeys comprise the book. The text is a memoir of sorts, described through the lens of many travels. Along the way, he had many interesting experiences that shaped who he is today and taught him valuable lessons that everyone can benefit from. He was raised in Bangladesh, initially educated in the Soviet Union and was there during its collapse, and has worked in both academia and business in North America. Once he began working, he travelled frequently for education-related conferences, business meetings, and leisure.
There is a lot to be learned from experiencing cultures in different countries. It allows one to discern what traits are inherently human, what factors are a product of environment and society, and what defines success. Musabbir found his attitude and priorities changing over time as he learned more about the world and transitioned into becoming a family man. Few things remained constant over his three decades of travels, but those that did helped him see what is truly important in life: knowing how to be successful, recognizing the value of family, and always keeping the big picture in mind.
Musabbir’s first entrepreneurial experience occurred in the early 1990s when privatization became legal in many parts of the former Soviet block. He founded a digital media company in Canada in the early 2000s when the internet boom was still in its infancy, and he has continued to be involved in founding and working at companies ever since, including up to the present where he serves on the board of a blockchain start-up.
The book delves into the personal and professional aspects of Musabbir’s life and explains the lessons that life and travel imparted to him. Regardless of someone’s affinity for travel, there is no doubt that the lessons Musabbir learned from his journeys are applicable to everyone. Immigration is more common than ever in this increasingly globalized world, and this book serves to inspire immigrants and help locals to understand immigration and the many benefits it offers.
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Since he turned 19, Musabbir managed to visit 45 countries in three continents over the course of the next 30 years.
During that time, he learned to speak multiple languages, develop expertise in several areas, and excel in both academia and business.
The 30 years of journeys saw him attend several high-quality educational institutions for various specializations.