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What I’m Reading: January 2019 – Hiding from the Taliban, Dystopia, Cyber Conflict, Fake News, and Decreasing Chinese Investment

A collection of articles I found interesting in January 2019: ‘The bed that saved me from the Taliban’ – BBC, 1/21/2019 This is an absolutely amazing story. Last year, Greek pilot Vasileios Vasileiou was staying at a hotel in Afghanistan when it was attacked by the Taliban. In this story, Vasileiou details how he hid under […]

What I’m Reading: December 2018 – Questioning Experts, War Theory, Tech, Innovation, Creativity, and Baseball Trades

Here are articles I found most interesting in December 2018: Think Critically About the Wisdom of Experts – MIT Sloan Management Review, 11/26/2018 This is a good, albeit dangerous article. Yes, consumers of information should not blindly believe anyone, to include scientists and researchers. They are human and make mistakes. We should question assumptions, avoid […]

What I’m Reading: November 2018 – Analysis, Creativity, Innovation, Globalism, Cyber Security, Media Manipulation, and Mystery Science Theater

Here are the articles I found interesting in November 2018: What Great Data Analysts Do — and Why Every Organization Needs Them – Harvard Business Review, 12/4/2018 Written by Google’s Chief Decision Scientist, this article discusses the importance of analysts over data scientists and machine learning experts. While the latter two are prized for the […]

What I’m Reading: September 2018 – Science Fiction, Geopolitics, Tech, and Risk Assessment

Here is what I found interesting in September 2018: Science Fiction and the Strategist 2.0 – The Strategy Bridge, 8/27/2018 This link is an excellent list of science fiction reads. Sci-fi is very important to creativity and expanding the mind of a strategist. Reading other’s ideas of the future or different societies shakes us from […]

What I’m Reading: August 2018 – Cyber Conflict, Facial Recognition, Strategic Thinking, and Changes in America

Here is what I was reading this month: Corporate Cybersecurity Is Becoming Geopolitical. Are U.S. Tech Companies Ready? – Harvard Business Review, 8/24/2018 This article details the need for companies to be aware of international actors and their intentions in cyberspace. Written by Ben Buchanan, author of The Cyber Security Dilemma, this article particularly points […]

What I’m Reading: Irregular Warfare Mixtape

Here are a few links that I wanted to share together, independent of my monthly list of links. Consider this a blog mixtape between official monthly releases. These all discuss modern conflict. Why jihadist insurgencies persist – OpenCanada.org, 5/23/2018 Very interesting article that takes an economic approach to insurgency dilemmas. According to author Aisha Ahmad, […]

What I’m Reading: June 2018 – Science, War, Information Conflict, Cyber Conflict, and Looney Tunes

Articles I found most interesting in June 2018: This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our ‘Theory Of Everything – Medium.com, Starts With a Bang, 6/14/2018 A quick look at a very deep subject. Theoretical physics has always fascinated me. Especially string theory. I’ve often wondered if the movement along the strings could […]

What I’m Reading: May 2018 – Analysis, Innovation, International Cooperation, Information Operations, Intelligence, and Childish Gambino

Articles I found most interesting in May 2018: How Do I Get My First Full-Time Business, Competitive, or Market Intelligence Job? – 5/10/2018, Craig Fleisher, LinkedIn Dr. Fleisher was a professor of mine at the University of South Florida MBA program. He has been in the Analysis field for many years and provides some great […]

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