Category: Motivation

03/19/2017

The Importance of Flexibility: Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome

The summer of 2006 in Kandahar, Afghanistan was surreal. In the early spring of that year, coalition forces regularly drove Panjwayi district, 30 km southwest of Kandahar city. By August, the region was nearly impassable, with several hundred to a thousand Taliban fighters reported to be in the district and intelligence analysts stressing that the
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02/05/2017

Keep Your Chin Tucked

“War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost bounds.” Carl von Clausewitz, On War. In 2002, suicide bombers were unheard of in Afghanistan. But in 2005, the tactic began to creep in from the neighbouring conflict in the Iraqi theatre of war. As the years dragged on, the tactic continued to evolve; using women, remote
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07/18/2016

In the beginning…

In the summer of 2013, I realized I wasn’t happy. This guy is not happy… Not that I was unhappy – I wasn’t. In fact, I had a lot to be happy about, like the birth of my second daughter and a career path that was on track, on target and full of potential. And
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