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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation Economist
Location Washington Metro Region, United States
Introduction I am formally trained in development economics, but I have a fairly wide range of intellectual interests, particularly in science, and in history. I love to read and I travel a lot. These days I work mainly in Vietnam.
Interests Economics, Economic Development, Reading, Conversation, Science, History, Travelling, Complexity Theory, Chaos, Aeroplanes, Poetry, Programming, Spiritualism, Meditation, Cricket, Childcare, Philosophy, Marketing, Cats, Advertising, Management, Leadership, Hinduism, Brain and Mind, Languages, Geography, Nature, Birdwatching, Trains, Cooking, Listening to Music, Drinking Good Wine, Family and Friends, Folds between the Platonic and Non-Platonic worlds (as described by Naseem Nicholas Taleb), Education, Data Visualization, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, India, Africa, Nicaragua, Space, Astronomy, Story telling, Living a Virtuous Life, Making a Difference, Mindfulness
Favorite Movies Finding Nemo, , , , , Flyboys, , , , , , The French Lieutenant's Woman, , , , Kelly's Heroes, , , , Master and Commander, , , , The Lion King, , , , Star Trek-The Voyage Home, , , Crimson Tide, , , , Il Postino
Favorite Music [Shehnai and Violin jugalbandi by Bismillah Khan and V. G. Jog], [Kemancheh and Sitar by Kayhan Kalhor and Shujaat Husain Khan], , , , , , , , [Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf]
Favorite Books John Updike's "Rabbit Run", , , , George Eliot's "Romola", , , , Michel Houellebecq's "The Possibility of an Island", , , , Patrick O'Brian's "Blue at the Mizzen", , , , , Haruki Murakami's "Kafka on the Shore"