“Just make it more interactive!”

The flight from Amsterdam to Jakarta is 16 hours, but it feels even longer when you know you have to fly right back. I was on the hook to present a research project on growing bell peppers to the Minister of Agriculture.

I was expected to renew its funding.

But we knew that the 600,000 EUR pilot project only managed to get 2 farmers involved.

And we knew that the project had sold exactly zero bell peppers.

The engineers said they’d done their job, and it was up to the economists to find the marketing plan, except the lead economist had just disappeared.

So a day before, they’d dumped this hand-off on me, a junior researcher.

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