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Christopher McCandless Is No Longer My Hero

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The Strategy SpaceX Will Use to Get to Mars

The Atlantic

Kickstarter, PBC (#longform)


How and Why Bill Gates Became a Philanthropist

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Did Climate Change Cause Arab Spring?

On December 13th, 2010, Yaneer Bar-Yam sent an email to the US state department with a startling warning. Over the last year he and his team had been analyzing the relationship between food price volatility and social unrest. With food prices on the rise again, he had evidence to suggest that the world was in for another turbulent year in 2011. Specifically 9 countries were at risk. Syria. Tunisia. Etc. Four days later, on December 17th, a street vendor in Tunisia named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire and sparked a series of revolutions across the Middle East. Bar-Yam, had predicted it all.

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FastCompany Feature Stories

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An Inside Look at Kickstarter's New Company Structure   

A longform profile of Kickstarter's decision to become a PBC


Escaping the Siege

The story of one refugee's escape from Syria


This Man Wants to Fly You from NY to Europe for $65

A profile of Norwegian Airlines CEO, Bjorn Kjos

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A Plane Crash, A Glacier, And An Entrepreneur

How Icelandair Opened Up Air Travel For Everyone


Travel Writing

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24 Hours With The Homeless Scandinavian Who Has Visited Every Continent 

Strange memories from Berlin

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Traveler's Poker

A story about my unplanned trip to Japan

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South America Essays

Or, Trials of the Imported First World