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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 […]

No Grassroots in the Desert

For most of 2018 I lived in Doha, Qatar. Life in Doha was an amazing experience, full of cultural and culinary exploration. Doha is a beautiful city and a melting pot of various cultures and people. But something was missing. Despite the beautiful skyline, expansive malls, and elaborate museums, sometimes Doha seemed fake, manufactured, and prefabricated, […]

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 […]

The original Biggy Smallz

Way back in the day, I heard rapper extraordinaire, the late Notorious B.I.G., stopped using the name Biggie Smalls because another rapper was using the name. The now-more-famous, but-then-newer Biggie (aka Christopher Wallace) only had a demo, a few freestyles, and the “Party & Bullshit” song to his name. He changed his name to Notorious […]

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