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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 […]

What I am Reading: December 2017 – Innovation, Improv, Media, Cyber Conflict, Urban Conflict, and Post-Conflict Growth

Here are the articles I find most interesting in December 2017: Great Ideas Are Getting Harder to Find – 12/20/2017, MIT Sloan Management Review According to Nicholas Bloom, Chad Jones, John Van Reenen, and Michael Webb warn about a decline in research advancements in the US. They write “U.S. research efforts are rising substantially while […]

What I am reading: October 2017 – Hybrid War, Conflict Theory, Information War, Cyber War, and Old School Hip Hop

Here are articles I found most interesting for the month of October. The Poet Laureate of Hybrid War – ForeignPolicy.com, 10/26/2017 This article is a review of a new book on the Ukrainian war against Russia. Like other first-person books, according to the article, Pawel Pieniazek doesn’t hold punches on the reality of war, giving […]

What I’m Reading – April 2017: Veterans Entrepreneurs, Organizational Study, Media, Baseball, Kung Fu, and Star Wars

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. How Veterans Turned Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Pentagon’s Weapons Program – Fast Company, 4/3/2017 This was my favorite read of the month. Having been in the defense contracting world for several years, I understood the inflexibility of contracting – where the military defines their problem […]

What I’m Reading – January 2017: Military, Media, Star Wars, and Beer

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. (I promise few if any articles on the new American president.) Why America is Self-Segregating – Data Society Points, 1/5/2017 I could write a lot about this article. Researcher Danah Boyd explores America’s drift into social segregation by using examples of the military, military contracting, […]

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