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Category Archives: NorthKorea

Neil Strauss, 7-time NY Times bestselling author, covers Leadership Step by Step

posted by Joshua on February 18, 2017 in Leadership, NorthKorea

Two weeks in North Korea gives you the chance to get to know someone. Few writers define a genre. Neil Strauss made himself one of the great writers of our time by creating Transformational Journalism. His About page begins: Neil’s Journey into Transformational Journalism Neil Strauss is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author. His books, The Game and Rules[…] Keep reading →

Leading Colonels, Majors, and other Officers In Charge

posted by Joshua on January 11, 2016 in Events, Freedom, Leadership, NorthKorea

I had the chance to lead a leadership workshop at the United States Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea. This was my first chance to work with the military, though I felt particularly motivated after lunch with Frances Hesselbein last summer, who has worked with West Point and the White House for decades and[…] Keep reading →

Op/Ed Fridays: Banning billboards and outdoor advertising

posted by Joshua on September 18, 2015 in Awareness, Nature, NorthKorea, Perception

Articles like “Can cities kick ads? Inside the global movement to ban urban billboards” remind me of North Korea, where I saw pictures of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il in most rooms of every building I entered. I wondered, “how does it affect someone’s life to see those pictures every day, everywhere?” Then I realized[…] Keep reading →

Why I plan never to visit Brazil again

posted by Joshua on November 12, 2014 in Nature, NorthKorea, SIDCHAs

Today’s post is mostly a rant from someone who has eaten too many carrots and little else for a week, but I’ve traveled six continents and in only two places did I go hungry—Brazil and North Korea. North Korea has a failed authoritarian central planned economy. It’s tragic for the people living there, but at[…] Keep reading →

Op/ed Fridays: A living death: laws that remove judges and juries undermine justice

posted by Joshua on November 22, 2013 in Blog, Freedom, NorthKorea

Different people mean different things by the term justice. I think of the term having at least four meanings or purposes. To deter people from committing crimes To punish people who committed crimes To give crime victims a sense of retribution To keep criminals away from society if society expects them to commit crimes again[…] Keep reading →