Category Archives: Military

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… Read More »

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,… Read More »

What I’m Reading – December 2016: Analysis, Intelligence, Media, Protests, and Comedy

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. America’s National Security Agencies Under Trump: Lessons from the Nixon Administration – War on The Rocks, 12/21/2016 War on the Rocks takes an interesting look at distrust between the president-elect and intelligence agencies. So far, Donald Trump has shown hostility towards intelligence organizations. During the… Read More »

What I’m Reading – October 2016: Weaponized Media, Populism, Cyber Attacks, and Asian Hip-Hop

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. War Goes Viral: How social media is being weaponized across the world – The Atlantic, November 2016 This was my favorite read of the month. Authors Emerson T. Booking and P.W. Singer explore the relatively new phenomenon of social media manipulation. Booking and Singer discuss… Read More »

What I’m Reading – September 2016: Messaging, Spin, Racism, Literature, and the Insane Clown Posse

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. Google’s Clever Plan to Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits – Wired.com, 9/7/16 This article discusses Google’s efforts to gear search results to anti-ISIS propaganda. Through a Google sub-company named “Jigsaw”, Google is attempting to persuade potential ISIS recruits towards anti-ISIS videos and articles. As a key… Read More »

What I’m Reading – August 2016: Geopolitics, Technology, Messaging

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. The End of Globalization? The International Security Implications – WarOnTheRocks.com, August 2 (Geopolitics, Economics, Social Movements) For years, I studied globalization. Following the Cold War, it was the framework of the new geopolitics. The global economy was supposed to be a place of free trade… Read More »

How to Survive as an Unemployed Veteran

(This is in response to an article entitled “How to Survive as an Unpaid Intern” posted on IvankaTrump.com. I’m not passing judgement on the article nor making a political statement, but I just thought it would be a good idea to share knowledge I’ve accrued over the last few years.) #MakeItWork Welcome to my advice… Read More »

Thoughts on the 2016 Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit

On Wednesday, August 17, the Florida Chamber Foundation hosted the 2016 Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit in St Petersburg, FL. The summit gathered “leaders from Florida’s military and defense industry, economic development experts, policymakers and the business community  to examine the challenges facing Florida throughout the next 15-plus years and identify solutions”. I wish… Read More »

What I’m Reading – July 2016: Terrorism, Warfare, iPhones, and Beavis and Butt-Head

A few of the articles I found most interesting in July 2016: Recent Attacks Illuminate the Islamic State’s Europe Attack Network – The Jamestown Foundation Although written in April, this is an amazing look into ISIS’s European network. This article discusses the personalities, organizations, and connections behind some of the most horrendous terror strikes of… Read More »