A cultural explorer, I write about topics at the intersection of business, culture and social change. In life and as a writer, I'm on a quest to discover and celebrate the distinctive tastes, voices, perspectives and experiences of a region. I'm particularly interested in "maker" activism: the individuals and organizations using their craft to project a vision for and thus invent the future. Specifically included in this changemaker genre are regional initiatives that provide perspective - and proof of concept - for designing a more engaged and resilient society.
Published work includes book reviews, columns, interviews and opinion pieces. A representative sample is listed below, including links to online articles and excerpts (.pdf download) from Women In Technology International's Savvy Magazine, where I was the Book Editor and Technically Speaking columnist, and Personal Branding Magazine, where I wrote a Living the Brand column.
The Hummer and the Mini: Navigating the Contradictions of the New Trend Landscape, Robyn Waters (.pdf download)
Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters, Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery & Mark Thompson (.pdf download)
Juicing the Orange: How to Turn Creativity Into A Powerful Business Advantage, Pat Fallon & Fred Senn (.pdf download)
A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Carl Bernstein (link)