I love scooters, and I’ve seen everything from scrapes and bruises, to scams, to the occasional deadly accident. You only have so many vacation days, so read the list below to avoid the most common safety pitfalls and actually enjoy your time on a scooter in South East Asia.
1. Slow down. There may not a strong regulatory force in some South East Asian countries, and it’s likely that no one will stop you from speeding. But so many accidents are caused by simply driving too fast and it’s absolutely not worth it. A traveler I know died in northern…
How the Lean 5s of Project Management Fixed my WFH life
The “Lean 5s” simplify and standardize how an office is run. With COVID converting my apartment into an office, these five rules helped turn my home into a functioning workplace, as well as create a clear line between work time and personal time.
The 5 steps
I went on a safari in Tanzania with my girlfriend. It was probably the coolest trip we’ve ever taken.
Day 1. Arrival
We arrived in Arusha, Tanzania.
Wen (the girlfriend) booked the safari months before arriving, and these guys were great- they took care of airport pickup, hotel, safari meals, EVERYTHING. I really can’t recommend them enough. World Tours Safaris.
When I tell people that I’m traveling for a year, they often say, “Wow, you’re so lucky,” or “I’m so jealous,” or “I hate you.” Mostly they just say I’m lucky.
Now, I am lucky, I truly am. Lucky to have an American passport, lucky to have my health, lucky to have a family who understands my travel needs. But no one ever says, “Wow, you must have worked your ass off to travel like that,” or “Man, you must have saved and sacrificed a lot.” Nope, it’s just “lucky,” as if I won the trip on a game show.
The federal government is making over 2 trillion dollars available through the CARES act. Of this, around $150 billion will be made available to states. You can see how much each state will receive here. I’ve compiled a few resources to help you navigate the process of getting some of this money for your city.
Cities are a lot like living creatures. While an animal needs food and water to survive, a city needs jobs and talented workers. Think of your city as a lion, hungry for its share of skilled labor and good jobs. The more innovative a city is, the more likely it is to attract the resources that keep it healthy.
What the data say about innovation and growth of cities
2ThinkNow published the Innovation Cities Index, which ranks the 500 most innovative cities in the world. 118 American cities made the list. And while the US grew an average of 5.8%…
This is an article about what I saw and did in three refugee camps in Greece. Idomeni (an illegal refugee camp), as well as Herxo and Nea Kavala (two military run camps). I hope to give advice to anyone interested in volunteering, and to show what it’s like to live in this environment. I volunteered with a wonderful organization called Drop in the Ocean, and I highly recommend them to anyone interested in volunteering.
Who are in the camps?
I met Syrians and Iraqis at my camps. These were broken into further subdivisions- Arabs, Kurds, and Yazidi. Some people were…
Many people expect to write a perfect blog or article, without any method or process, and get frustrated when their work is not flawless on the first attempt.
But there are steps to good writing, and following these steps will help you overcome writer’s block and other hang-ups. Just because you imagined an award-winning book in your head doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to write it in one try.
My method includes four basic steps, each of which is owned by a different persona; I’ve used them to write novels, blogs, and much more.
THE FOUR PERSONAS OF…
The nonprofit sector is growing faster than any other sector, and there is a strong need for marketers in the industry. If you’ve ever considered a marketing role at an NPO (nonprofit organization), this guide is for you.
To make this guide, I interviewed marketers and directors from Amnesty International, Tech for Campaigns, Citizens Climate Lobby, CODE.org, Defy Ventures, YMCA, and more.
WHERE A NONPROFIT GETS ITS MONEY, AND HOW THIS MAY AFFECT MARKETING
Five sources of revenue
Nonprofits get their money from multiple sources, and the source will impact how you do the marketing, and with whom you communicate…
Creative project manager for work. Photographer, writer, traveler for fun.