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Using Social Media to Promote a Product

I posted this short piece on using social media to promote a product on LinkedIn. I don’t claim to be an expert on how businesses should use social media, but some of these things seem painfully obvious to me, especially … Continue reading

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Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Or how Carroll Shelby combined an obsolete copy of an even more obsolete car with an economy car engine to beat the world, at racing. For those who know 60s cars, when I say Shelby Cobra, one of two things … Continue reading

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A Shelby Cobra for Me

I watched a commercial today by a famous car company known for it’s safe, boring cars. In the commercial, two young ladies are having a conversation while driving in city traffic when car in front of them stops abruptly, and … Continue reading

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Fundraising for Marefat School

Frances D’Souza’s children are holding a very ambitious fundraiser for Marefat School. For those of you who read my blog, Marefat school is the amazing school in western Kabul that has sprung from a community with zero government funds and … Continue reading

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Women in the Military: Is Physical Size and Strength Really Necessary for Military Success?

At the current time, the US military establishment is busy studying how to incorporate women in Combat Arms Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) and the creation of physical standards to either justify or exclude them from those specialties. While the military … Continue reading

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Aziz Royesh Named Finalist to Global Teacher of the Year

As many of you may already know, I’ve been a big fan of Marefat High School in Dashti Barchi, Kabul, for several years now. I spent much of my early blogs singing praises of that school, and its headmaster, Aziz … Continue reading

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Star of “The Buzkashi Boys” Goes To School

If this were actually Hollywood, Fawad Mohammadi, the accidental star of “The Buzkashi Boys” would be living in some not quite mansion in an idyllic suburb of some generic “nice place” in America and “gets the girl” who is some … Continue reading

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