Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What good field experiences bestow...

This is a short interview with Rory Stewart, formerly in the British Diplomatic Service and currently Director of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation. He has had an amazing life, largely due to his own courage and unquenchable thirst for knowledge. I'd highly encourage reading his books, "Prince of Marshes" and "Places in Between," where he documents his solitary walk across central (the middle east) and southern Asia. If you want to know what a good mentor is or what good field experience can do, see the depth of his knowledge in these interviews. Then imagine if a person like this was actually in charge of the development of a country or foreign policy.

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