No, this is NOT great while I’m still young! It’s great for the rest of my life! You don’t understand. This is not just a thing I’m doing to kill time. This is my calling! My life! I don’t want what you have. I will always be an adventurer.
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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
This is one of my favorite travel quotes of all time as I believe travel opens the mind to new cultures, people, and experiences that are only possible when one leaves the comforts of home. That said, there are times in life when it is as much an adventure to remain in one place as it is to travel.
I’ll be working in New York City for some time and at the moment, this involves a daily commute (a whole different breed of travel); however, it gives me time each day to read. I want to make the most of this time and dig into a que of books I want to read, have been meaning to read, and am hearing about each day. I’ll share stand out quotes or just thoughts on the books I’m reading and would love to hear about any books you recommend.
Today I finished Eat and Run by Scott Jurek. I began the book over the summer while on a vegan diet and loved how Scott shared a recipe at the end of chapter. Overall the book is an inspiration as well as a tribute to the multiple benefits of exercise — not just looking good, but feeling good and pushing personal limits.
But social entrepreneurs alone cannot change the world.They need artists, volunteers, development directors, communications specialists, donors, and advocates across all sectors to turn their groundbreaking ideas into reality. They need fundraisers, supporters who can change policies, someone to create a brochure describing their work. If everyone wants to start a new organization, who is going to do all the work?
What I’m Reading on Wednesday Morning
Happy 5th Birthday, iPhone! (Business Insider)
“In short, it seems reasonable to suggest that the iPhone might be the most radically successful and disruptive product in history.”
“Freedom of speech can be limited when it used to undermine security and not used for the public interest…”
Live updates on the state of war in Syria (Guardian)Can the Muslim Brotherhood Unite Egypt? (Room for Debate - New York TImes)
3 Stories on Tuesday
A Con Man Who Lives Between Truth and Fiction (New York Times)
Both investor relations advice and JFK conspiracy theories are covered in Andrew Sorkin’s interview with convicted conman Samuel Israel who ran a Ponzi scheme for over a decade, undetected by the SEC.
Tweet with Caution (Foreign Policy)
“Is collecting tweets similar to listening and recording a person shouting in public?”
Exercise scientist Noakes challenges the dogma that endurance athletes, like marathon runners, should drink as much water as possible while exercising. His detailed research comes from over three decades of personal experiences.
Three Articles: UVA - Latin America - Soccer
The reasons behind her dismissal are still hazy, although a board member from the Darden School of Business may have been involved in orchestrating the series of events for “strategic dynamism.” UVA Professor Siva Vaidhyanathan is equally confused by the term as I am and tries to define it as “a method of continually altering one’s short-term targets and resource allocation depending on relative changes in environment, the costs of inputs and the price you can charge for outputs.”
The most poignant point of this article for me is when Vaidhyanathan concludes with the unfortunate realization that universities have at times altered their curriculum based on the interests of huge donors.
“It is tremendously important that influential voices in the outside policy community, academia, and the private sector move decisively beyond the clichés, stereotypes, and old narratives that still too often impede constructive discussion of Latin America and our interests there.”
I agree most with the author’s idea that the Americas should be seen as another “emerging billion” along with China and India. Despite deep cultural distances, there is also a desire to progress and build in parts of Latina America. A similar CNN blog post outlines 3 reasons why futures U.S. strategists must include Latin America.
3. This Financial Times articles on Euro 2012 emphasizes that despite several rascist exhibitions portrayed in the media, the soccer games should serve as an example of just how united the EU can be. I think it may be a stretch to identify ”Western Europe’s footballers” as a “homogenized international professional caste, much like investment bankers,” although I am a fan of economic underdogs Spain and Greece finding victories — even if on only the soccer field.
To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.
— You are so wise Yogi tea.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
— Robert Louis Stevenson