Month: August 2018

Nonpartisan Politics

With the passing of Senator John McCain came many comments on social media and for the first time in a long time, I saw people from both sides of the aisle express their condolences – without distain. There were a number of people who noted that they disagreed with his political positions in many areas…


Mission Success: Defining the goal…and the exit strategy

 In a recent essay by Phil Klay (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/05/left-behind/556844/), he reviews the impact of war on the individuals fighting – the need to know what mission success really is, the need to know that America is unified in support, and the need to know the exit strategy from such experiences. He also highlights, heavily, the need…


Communicating across the Ages: The Cultural Gap

 I gave a talk yesterday to a group of young people aged mostly 25-35 and I realized quickly that although  I was used to being one of the most dynamic and energetic people in the room, with these youngsters, I was, perhaps not dull…but certainly out of touch with their generation. I watched, I learned,…


Creating Jobs: Short and Long term…

     It is unlikely that I will change my toon any time soon – simple answers to complex problems don’t result in long term solutions. I know many are frustrated that their current jobs are fading away. At the same time, how is there so much buzz about an abundance of jobs not being filled? Either…