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日本在住歴約40年のRon McFarlandと外資系勤務が長い齋藤信幸が、それぞれの海外体験を語ります。

Global Interaction : No.41 Biz Trip タンザニア

2020-07-11 10:04:59 | Ron's Life Story
Tanzania

Ronさん、ついにアフリカへ。1986年10月の出来事です。その頃、何をしてましたか。

私は米国赴任を終え、帰国し、MBA留学の勉強をしているころでした。
この頃の私の頭の中にアフリカはありませんでした。
この時代にビジネストリップでアフリカに行ったRonさんは凄い。

さて、タンザニア。実際にビジネスをしているのはインド人、パキスタン人などだそうです。
インド人、パキスタン人のグローバル化は日本人より進んでいたかもしれません。

『Factfullness』によるとタンザニアは現在、所得レベル1と2の境界、パキスタンは所得レベル2の中間、インドは所得レベル2の上位です。平均寿命はいずれも65~70歳。

In 1986, I was asked to give a sales seminar by the general manager of the dealership in Tanzania. Like most of Eastern Africa, people from the sub-continent, like India, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea or Sri Lanka administer the businesses in the country and many services. The general manager at that time was a Sikh from Bombay. He was on contract to work there and asked me if I could help him develop the sales staff. I traveled around the country visiting their sales and service branches as well as toured one of their game parks.



Training in Tanzania



Most people are on foot in Tanzania

Along with India and Indonesia, Tanzania is one of the poorest countries I have ever been to. It does have a few export products, and there is tourism with their game parks, but Tanzania has nowhere the quality of the game parks as Kenya to their north or South Africa do. They literally cannot buy anything outside of their country without getting financial assistants or AID. The country has no real social infrastructure, and subsistence living is the norm.



Mikumi National Park, Tanzania, October 1986

Throughout the country most of the people live in the cities, but there is a famous nomadic tribe that still is active in the countryside and travels to where there is water and moves with the seasons. They live off the blood of their goats. On a rare occasion, they will kill a goat and have a feast. With their ability to live off their animals without killing them, they have become quite wealthy and in recent times some have moved into cities and become very successful. Other than those few, the Masai are wild and uncivilized. I took a picture of three of them going down the road in the car at high speeds. Who knows, they might have thrown one of their spears at me.



Elephants in the game park



The Masai nomadic people in Tanzania, Kenya & Ethiopia

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