Crossing Borders is Not for Sissies

Crossing Borders – A Series ©some rights reserved by Josh*m What it Means to go Beyond the Borders of my Country I now regret my brief moment of laughter at the business man who came rushing into the Brazilian Consulate where I was waiting to pick up my visa.  He had rushed from the airport […]

Letting Go to Get Ahead

Crossing-Borders – A Series    What it Means to go Beyond the Borders of my Country We are dismantling our apartment amid the rantings and rhetoric of a U.S. government shutdown.  This madness is juxtapositioned by my experience at the Brazilian Consulate where they demanded proof I would be leaving their country.  My arrogant American […]


With a laptop, tablet and cell phone, workers are spreading out across town, and sometimes even across continents to be creative at work. For years experts have predicted that the world was shifting to mobile work.  Change was slow and the vision of the mobile worker was limited to three narrow categories: Office-based mobile worker: […]


The Global Mobile Worker Project is about crossing borders, both real and imaginary.  While the world has become more expansive and connected through technology, countries defend their borders ever more fiercely.  While walls are torn down in one part of the world, fences are being built in others. Part of my journey is learning to […]

Becoming a Virtual Citizen

I’ve been waiting to finish my first big blog about how I figured everything out and this is my careful analysis of how to be a virtual mobile worker.  My brother, the family nerd, self-proclaimed, keeps asking me have I picked out my laptop yet.  I don’t want to confess that I am still stuck on […]


Andrew Jenks, a documentary filmmaker whose social television found a home on MTV, chronicled his experiences living for one week at a time with young people from all walks of life.   Through the show, college tours, Facebook and Twitter, Jenks uncovers the raw nerves that are jangling through his generation. Andrew Jenks Jenks:  The thousands […]

It’s All About the Debt

As the world waits with bated breath for the raising of the U.S. debt ceiling, debt is in the news globally.  Slowly and painfully the world has recognized that the ferocious economic growth that became the promise of the future was made almost entirely possible by debt.  Capital markets have become increasingly fueled by creative investment […]

Let Them Eat Cake – Will the Widening Gap Between the Rich and Poor Lead to Revolution?

In the  Financial Timess, Pamela Gordon, whose income lands her smack in the middle class, was asked if she felt middle class.  “I think middle class is someone who doesn’t have to wait until payday to pay their bills.  If I miss one paycheck I’m in trouble.”  Well fewer and fewer Americans are meeting that […]

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