The 360 Blog

Note from Bretton Woods

At the end of July, more than 200 of the world’s boldest and most diverse thought leaders gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire over 4 days to examine the past, assess the present and explore the future of the global economy.

Democracy is in Trouble

“Democracy is not guaranteed and it’s not inevitable.” Pop quiz – which great American hero is the above from? I’ll give you a moment…take a guess… Time’s up. Trick question. It’s a British investigative journalist named Carole Cadwalladr....

Bad Guys & Big Ideas

Here’s a question for you, what do Hollywood storytellers and National Security red teams have in common? They both start with the bad guy, or villain. A Hollywood writer knows that a story won’t come to life without the tension of the adversary. DoD red teams know...

The Pelosi Campaign Plan to Reopen Government

“Winning” is rarely an accident, in my experience. Even if you have your Queen and your opponent’s highest piece on the chess board is a rook, there’s a process required to get to checkmate. Life is frequently a chess game and the game changes with every move. That’s...

Wisconsin U.S. Senate: National Security Matters!

As someone who has been involved in national security my entire adult life, I will be the first to tell you that I’m biased, I have to think about foreign policy, international affairs, threats to the homeland and more all the time. That has been my reality since...

The Renaissance and a Modern Thoughtful World

Archetypal Renaissance Men and Women inspire me. I love their seemingly insatiable curiosity and ability to look at life and problems differently. Perhaps that’s why I’ve attempted to learn something new every year, and why the Renaissance became such a core component...

My Book’s Journey

Yeah! I’m almost finished with my book! For those of you who don’t know, I’ve spent the past year working on a book tying together leadership and the Renaissance. Though I expected a challenge, I didn’t anticipate it’d be this big of a challenge! The journey has been...

Your Moral Compass

An excerpt from THINK (broadly) Then DO (wisely)! By John Rogers, coming soon. In devising your campaign strategy, make sure it doesn’t extend beyond your moral boundaries. Always ask yourself, “Is this the right thing to do?” Consider the example of Lee Atwater, the...

Kodak’s Detrimental Misstep

An excerpt from THINK (broadly) Then DO (wisely)! by John Rogers, coming soon. Do you know what you want to achieve? Have to defined your desired outcome as clearly as possible? Failing to do so has been the downfall of many organizations and individuals. How did an...

Rationalized Conformity

(An excerpt from THINK (broadly) Then DO (wisely)!, by John Rogers, coming soon.) The term “groupthink” was first used in the 1950s to describe a phenomenon of “rationalized conformity” in which the desire to seek concurrence on an idea overrides any attempt at...

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