Connect, by David Bradford and Carole Robin

Fifteen years ago I met Carole Robin. She was my professor, then.

This one isn’t about policy. It’s about civility, dignity, respect, humility, character, integrity, and empathy. It’s about a respect for faith *and* science. It’s about being conservative and pragmatic in the face of current calamities and future ones. This one is about what our grandparents fought for during WWII and our great-great-great grandparents died for during the Civil War. It’s about the journey of (all of) our immigrant forebears. It’s about women’s suffrage, Civil Rights, Native American justice, marriage freedom, criminal justice reform, and the ongoing extensions of all of those movements. It’s about what Lincoln said during the Second…

Cody Keenan, Chief Speechwriter for President Barack Obama, dropped the graduation speech of the year

Cody Keenan and Barack Obama

These are the words we all need to hear.

Wired This Way, by Jessica Carson

Vasily Kafanov

The second time I met Jessica Carson we were in the front row for a live interview of Tim Ferriss with Doug McMillon. We sat down next to each other serendipitously. Casual conversation reminded us of when we first met, and quickly led us to something convergent: we were both passionate about the intersection of creativity and disorder. That’s when she told me about her book. My eyes lit up. When she asked me write the foreword to it, I was beyond honored. Here is the foreword to Wired This Way.

Foreword: Fuel, Fire, or Both?

The relationship between entrepreneurship and inner turmoil is both…

Therapy, Redesigned

Starting a company is like setting sail for an island that you are not sure exists. Sometimes you end up at that island. Sometimes you end up on a totally different continent. Sometimes you have to rebuild the boat while you are at sea, like the proverbial ship of Theseus. What matters most is that you set sail for a reason that endures, and that can sustain you on the turbulent seas.

By Charles Dunn

from my dad’s book The Nurse and the Navigator, now available on Amazon

Photo by Brett Sayles

In later years Mom would tell the story of how she and Dad first met at Grenier Field Army Air Force [AAF] base in New Hampshire where she was a flight nurse and he was a recovering surgical patient. However, there are two conflicting accounts of how Dad initially acquired the injury that put him on the path to Mom’s medical ward.

By Charles Dunn

from my dad’s book The Nurse and the Navigator, now available on Amazon

Photo by Suzy Hazlewood

. . . in the course of working on this book I have realized how many stories still remain unknown to the larger world, confined as they are to the memories of veterans and their families . . . .

Fix the Problem, Not the Women

Imagine if 94% of the CEO’s in the Fortune 500 were women, and men were paid at 80% of what women were paid across the board.

When Just the Right Person Shows Up at Just the Right Time

Before spring break of our second year in graduate school, Brian and I had a conversation about travel. I was headed to Kenya and Uganda on a service trip that forever changed my life.

From an email I sent to some Walmart employees this past week:

Andy Dunn

Spirit animal @bonobos, swan hunter @redswan, brother @monicaandandy. I love cilantro but love even more the people that hate it

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