Ideas and Opinions

Can I sit with you at lunch?

February 3, 2017

During my time as a Morehead-Cain Scholar, I learned something called “intentional serendipity”—the idea of setting yourself up to experience the lucky moments that... Continue reading

Basic units, trip odometers, and showing up

September 21, 2016

I had bitten off more than I realized. If fortune and hospitality didn’t favor the bold and foolhardy, I would have fallen on my face... Continue reading

I’m twenty-something and make too much money

August 31, 2015

I exaggerate, but you get the idea: our standard of living is on a dangerous gravity-defying slide. It seems that there might be some opportunity... Continue reading

Questions with no clear answers

August 10, 2015

I recently started a new job, and it’s requiring me to travel much more. But the extra time on planes is allowing me to think and ask myself many questions. Continue reading

The value of inexperience

June 1, 2015

As I’ve come to understand, this different niche of the world rests on a web of relationships that still amazes me with its intimacy... Continue reading

Plan, pounce, and reinvent: a guide to thriving in the world of non-linear careers

March 30, 2015

Life is a lot more fun in the real world of non-linear careers, so fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the wild ride that awaits. Continue reading