*On Monday night, February 17, 2020, I spoke at a gathering of business, public, and non-profit leaders in Wellington, New Zealand. It was called the “Strategy Forge,” and I was honored to be the first to speak in the series. The host – a design firm called We Create Futures – maintains a website dedicated…
*Note: This story was published in the Colorado Springs Gazette print edition on December 17, 2019. It is coverage of Strategy Strikes Back and Winning Westeros from a local journalist named Seth Boster. An image of the column is included below.
On Monday, June 25, 2018, I had a great time in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club of California with my friend & co-editor Max Brooks talking about our book Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict. Here are the links to the audio podcast and the video from the event.
Previously taped and then aired on June 19, 2018, I had a heckuva time talking with Dr. Andrew Hill of the Army War College’s War Room – this wide-ranging and fun conversation can be found here.
On June 14, 2018, I had a fine time chatting about Strategy Strikes Back with Australian military officer Mick Cook and my three co-editors from the book – Max Brooks, John Amble, and Jaym Gates. You can find it here, Episode #64.
(Please don’t ask me to describe the above image, which is the logo or calling card for the Midrats podcast!) On June 3, 2018, I talked myths and legends and Star Wars and the American military with the guys at the Midrats podcast. You can find it here, Episode #439.
*Note: This essay was originally published on the Modern War Institute’s Commentary & Analysis site. Over the weekend, millions of Americans partook in a powerful strategic myth by heading to see the next offering from the Star Wars franchise: Solo: A Star Wars Story. Considering its generational range and cultural reach, Star Wars may be…
*Note: This essay was published in the Colorado Springs Gazette print edition on May 27, 2018. It can also be found online here. Han Solo is an American hero. Across Colorado, the country and the world, millions will flock this Memorial Day weekend to see “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and the young Alden Ehrenreich take on…
On May 24, 2018, I talked about writing and Star Wars with Jonathan Small on his podcast, Write About Now–you can find it here.
On May 24, 2018, I had the privilege of talking with my Strategy Strikes Back co-editor, John Amble, about what makes the book’s central concept so important. It can be found here.