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Three months and counting in Qatar

Greetings, I am entering my fourth month here in Qatar, which means I just concluded my third month, which should be halfway. Maybe. More on that later. Month three was good. Work has picked up and I am working with a new team of military folks. One of the exciting things about these kind of jobs […]

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 […]

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