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  • Archive for March 29th, 2008

    Crossing paths again and again with Parag Khanna

    Saturday, March 29th, 2008

    A friend of mine mentioned that another author, Parag Khanna, had a book, The Second World, being published around the same time as mine from Random House. (read the New York Times Magazine cover excerpt.) And it turns out, really really around the same time. We ended up overlapping a lot in our tours. His […]

    In the East Coast we tend to name our airports after politicians….

    Saturday, March 29th, 2008

    I flew into the Burbank Airport and was amused to observe it was called Bob Hope Airport, named after the comedian who lived nearby and kept his plane stored there. But of course, it made sense given that it serves Burbank and is close to Hollywood. It’s an amazing airport: small, easy to get in […]