Map #28: A Higher Loyalty?

I was in Washington, D.C. this past week—the talk-shop capital of the world. I attended a conference on the future of war and spoke at a conference on the future of energy. In...

It’s a new world. Making a map?

Grinding a New Lens

The world always makes sense. But it doesn’t always make sense to us. Shock—a seemingly relentless theme nowadays—is personal proof that whatever lens we’ve been looking through to see the world no longer shows things as they really are. We need to shatter that...

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One Week, Two Flawed Visions

Trump’s anti-globalist vision of putting ‘America first’ to ‘Make America great again’ is explicitly outdated. Such a lens is a clear error in political leadership, since even if the Trump administration successfully recreates an era of protectionism, it cannot...

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On the Cover of Vogue Australia

My New Year's reflection, '2017: Why It's (Still) the Best Time to be Alive', was chosen as the cover story for the January issue of Vogue Australia. Was great to work with Vogue's Editor, Edwina McCann, to realize this essay. I hope Nicole enjoys...

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Hope and determination in the Time of Trump

This is not an ordinary day. This is one of those rare days when events jar us enough that we unfix the lens through which we understand the moment we are in—and have a chance to reset it. The chief lesson from last night should be that the range of our expectations...

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