How to marry a girl that travels

“Bjorn, you are going to need a very rare kind of girl.”  The year was 2000, I was a freshman in college in France.  I was getting lectured on women by an older friend. He was right.  I had quite the list of qualities I wanted in a girlfriend.  And close to the top of…

Co-conspirators and why you need them

Who do you have in your life to keep your feet to the fire on high priority things that have to happen?  I am not talking about projects at work or in school.  I am talking enormous, intimidating life decisions that change everything… the kind of earth-shaking stuff that matters.  I am talking about the…

You: 10 Years From Now

Think about the path you are on in life. Now project out 10 years. Where will you be? What will you be doing? If you stay on the same career path (and are reasonably competent) you will likely have your boss’s job and, in many ways, his or her life. Like the sound of that?

Don’t lose the plot in life

Buenos Aires, Fall 2005. It was unbridled, raw passion for life. We huddled over restaurant tables until ridiculous hours. We walked the streets talking excitedly about our plans in life. We felt like we were forging the future with every word. With each picture that we would paint of the future, my two Buenos Aires…