Month: September 2018

Nominations, allegations, and partisan politics

The testimony of Dr. Ford has brought our nation to a boiling point of frustration, fear, anger, and strategic politicking. How do we sort this out? Who do you believe? What should happen next? With so much at stake, the country has divided itself based on whether or not they believe Judge Kavanaugh should be…


Collaboration and Friendship

If we’re going to defend together, we must train together and if we’re going to train together, we must first be friends. This was told to me recently while overseas and I think truer words were never spoken. What is the intangible benefit of face-to-face, open thinking, undirected, fun with coworkers? A colleague of mind…


National policy: Local impact

 When most of us discuss policy, we are referring to the platform of a particular political party or a particular candidate. However, policy in the Government has a different meaning – it refers to the set of documented rules or recommendations people or groups within Government or entities outside of Government, such as companies, shall…


Large Corporations: What makes them tick? Why do you care?

To be fair, it’s not about the corporations themselves, it’s about the dreamers, the innovators, the mind racers – it’s the ones that stay up late at night, who wake up before the sun with an idea they can’t shake, who are driven beyond reason to address seemingly impossible problems. It’s these people that start…


Leadership: National and International Scale

There is an old parable about the wind and the sun and a man with a coat. The wind and sun make a bet challenging the other to get the coat off the man. The wind blows and blows but the man holds tighter onto his coat and the wind is not strong enough to…