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How to Transform

A guide for transitioning from military to business This is a Part 1 of a short series on my tips for transitioning from military to business If you plan to eventually leave the military, keep reading. I read a book called “Ahead of the Curve” on a quiet night in Afghanistan. I

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Educating Returned Soldiers

Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on Philadelphia in the winter of 2012, and for the first time in my adult life, I was out of money. I had just emptied my bank account on my tuition bill that semester. I walked through the deserted streets of Philly with a box

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If it bleeds, we can kill it

This is part 4 of my ‘How to Transform’ series If you want to leave the military and contribute to society in a different way, keep reading. In the 1987 sci-fi epic Predator, Major “Dutch” Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is the leader of the team and depicted as a highly-skilled and experienced special

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MBA? It’s the wrong question

If you want to leave the military and contribute to society in a different way, keep reading This is part 3 of my ‘How to Transform’ series I was in my Canberra apartment doing some decorating – it was the first thing I had planned since returning from my last

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Choose War: Fighting Trauma

If you have experienced any type of trauma that has affected your health or performance, keep reading. This is part 2 of my ‘How to Transform’ series. My first brush with trauma happened in Afghanistan. In the pre-winter cool of 2007, I was on a combat mission to clear a

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How to Sell When You Can’t Sell?

I tend to switch off when people try to ‘sell’ me something too explicitly. I respond differently when someone explains to me their purpose and a vision – especially if I feel they are authentic and I can trust them. This approach tends to draw me in – if I

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