Eid Mubarak

I’m in Turkey right now, as team lead for third party monitoring of some Syria work. I haven’t seen my kids in three weeks, and I miss them like burning. [ read more brave ]

reading list: global past, global futures and personal…whatever

The Skoll Global Threats Fund just released a new report on the major climate change threats to international security. I’m positive it’s important and useful, and I am pretty sure [ read more brave ]

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Three Magic Job Interview Questions

That title is clickbait. There are no magic questions. However, these are three good questions to ask at an interview. They’ll impress your interviewers and give you good information about [ read more brave ]

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self-coaching: daydreams

High-performing people can actually lose the ability to daydream. You can be so focused on converting every idea into a plan that you forgot how to think about really big [ read more brave ]

When being brave gets you killed

Being brave is dangerous. Sometimes the danger is imaginary, or you’ve made a major fear out of something minor. Sometimes the danger is financial or reputational, like starting a new [ read more brave ]

Myth vs Science – psychopath kids

First, we have a totally engrossing Atlantic article about kids who are born psychopaths. It’s a kind of horror story for everyone who has a baby, or wants one. And [ read more brave ]

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Things I’d write about if I had time

I received press releases about these two initiatives, and they both sound genuinely intriguing. If I wasn’t so busy right now, I’d follow up to find our more. First, we [ read more brave ]

Self-Care in High Stress Environments

This is a guest post from Dr Naomi Johnstone, who is currently working in Afghanistan for Norwegian Refugee Council.  We all know that getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising [ read more brave ]

Quick hits from TED

Attending TED always makes me feel like I’m drowning in ideas and information. It can take months of thinking and reviewing my notes to identify what I actually learned. I’m [ read more brave ]

Seeing from another angle

Five years ago, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, I wanted to dye Easter eggs with my kids. It was a couple days before the holiday. I had the food coloring and the [ read more brave ]