Confessions of a Republican Political Operative

In Dubai last month I met the principals of an exciting Tempe, AZ start-up company, ZEV. The CEO, Carolyn Maury, and her co-founders were all at GITEX Global. ZEV converts fleets of gas-powered vans into electric vehicles quickly and at a low cost.  What they’re doing is brilliant.  As they… Continue reading

IN MY SPARE TIME – I’M A JUDGE

After I left  my position as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, an opportunity presented itself with the Arizona Commerce Authority. My first and continuing role there has been as a judge for the annual Arizona Innovation Challenge.  For that, I review applications from a dozen or so… Continue reading

Harley Pan America

On Saturday, Sept 25, I joined a few friends in Flagstaff, AZ at the Overland Expo West, an event growing exponentially over the past few years to include vendors from across the outdoor experience world. Represented were every truck and off-road-oriented vehicle, motorcycle companies, tents, yurts, lights, knives, water purification,… Continue reading

Good heads deserve great helmets

Few decisions are agonized over by motorcyclists as much as helmet choices.  There’s color and type (full face, modular, shorty, off-road, touring specific, etc.), as well as construction material and features.  Women shopping for swimsuits struggle less to find the “perfect fit” than motorcyclists selecting a helmet.  Arai, supposedly, fits… Continue reading

Read these! or not.

Reading and listening to books helps me pass a lot of activities here in the Phoenix heat.  You might have seen my take on Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by now, but if not, it is here.  I loved it so much I read it twice and ordered all… Continue reading