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My goal is to be on the cutting edge of what's happening.

I am a versatile analyst with experience in industry and government at international, state, and local levels. Experienced in research, analysis, process development, course development, and media.

Throughout my career, I have enhanced organizations by providing actionable intelligence to decision makers. Actionable intelligence can be from external or internal sources. It can be providing threat information, market leads, internal process consulting, or financial analysis.

Experience in Business Development, Military Intelligence, Program/Process Development, Emergency Management, and Media Communications. Extensive Middle East expertise as well as knowledge and background in Irregular Warfare.

Government clearance granted June 2016.

Experience with Special Operations Forces and conventional US military forces.

Published writer.

Occasional stand-up comic.

Contact:

I am reachable via email:

mglortz(at)gmail.com.

LinkedIn:

Michael G. Lortz

Twitter:

@JordiScrubbings

The Qatari Two Month Milestone

So it has been two months already. Month two flew by. I am still in Qatar, still doing well. Still trying new things. Work has been good. I am working with an Army team. My past military experience has been a great way to connect. I talk to the senior leaders about shared experiences in […]

What I’m Reading: March 2018 – Strategy, International Order, Information Conflict, Marketing, the Dark Web, and Baseball

Here are the articles I found most interesting in March 2018: Two Worlds of Strategy – The Strategy Bridge, 3/6/2018 This was my favorite article of the month. Dr. Mike Hennelly discusses a phenomenon I noticed when I started work on my MBA – that military strategy and business strategy are very similar. Both work […]

What I’m Reading: February 2018 – Disruption, Innovation, Information Conflict, Comedy, Sweat Equity, and Influencers

Here are a few articles I found interesting in February 2018: The New Digital Mandate: Cultivate Dissatisfaction – MIT Sloan Management Review, 2/16/2018 A good article on organizational behavior and how to rightly change organizations. While the wrong kind of dissatisfaction can be toxic, a willingness to tinker for the better can make companies far […]

What I am reading – January 2018: Organizational Innovation, Strategy, Media, Information War, and Cyber Security

Sorry this is way late, I was traveling internationally. But here are a bunch of articles I found interesting in January 2018: The boss knows everything: Why some local cultures make organization more innovative – PopAnth.com, 12/10/2017 Let’s start with a great article on organizational behavior. This article discusses how employees in some companies wait […]

A New Adventure Begins

Today I leave for six months in Qatar. Another overseas adventure. This adventure shouldn’t be as stressful environmentally as my positions in Afghanistan or Bosnia, but it will still be six months away from family, friends, and home. I’ve known about this trip for about two months. In early December 2017, I was hired for […]

Finding my bologna on the internet

I have been writing online since 2006. I’ve written serious things, comedy things, sports things, and some music things. But the writing that appears in the oddest places has been my poem about eating a bologna sandwich that I wrote in 2009. I found it on someone’s DeviantArt page. They took my name off it […]

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