communication

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Oct'14

The second worst way to think about the poor. 

How we think about the poor is the way we will approach them. Do we think of them as helpless or as remarkable? is it possible that both are unhelpful generalizations?

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22

Aug'14

Short Term Mission Safety – When Militants Want to Kill You

My brother was working in Pakistan in an area where terrorist attacks have become commonplace. He was there to aid …

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15

Aug'14

A Simple Trick to Learn a New Language Fast!

I was talking with a volunteer and our talk began to literally revolve around talk. We wondered how some people seem …

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15

Jul'14

5 Secret Skills to Becoming a Travel Virtuoso

What is the difference between a tourist and a traveller? A traveller has learned how to take the stress of travel and make it work for them rather than trying to work against it.

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26

Jun'14

The Fatal Flaw to Understanding Culture

A few years ago I was in India and I met a travel writer for Outdoor magazine. We chatted about …

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16

Jun'14

89 reasons why you think about poverty the way you do

Pictures stick with us, sometimes for decades. For me it was the first time I went to Ethiopia, I knew …

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11

Jun'14

How Different Cultures Understand Time

We left our guesthouse just after 7 am because our host had told us that the high mountain road was …

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28

May'14

How to Tell a Story so People Pay Attention

A number of years ago I met Foday. He was tall, lanky and busy. Always moving. His young sons would …

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15

May'14

How language almost starved a 12 year old boy.

When I was a kid I went overnight camping with a group of other boys. We got into normal shenanigans. …

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14

Jan'14

The 11 people you meet in the boarding lounge.

Sitting in the boarding lounge before a trip to Haiti. We are on travel time. Not real time. A portal to …

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