On Ender’s Game

I’ve looked to the Ender’s Game series for clarity about difficult topics, like character, psychology, ethics, leadership, and strategy. In this post I’ll tease out certain lessons I’ve found in Ender’s Game about the issues closest to my heart.

What is Circling?

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Circling

Circling is sometimes described as a kind of interpersonal meditation, where the focus space is relationships and social interactions, rather than something like body sensations.

The Strategic Theory of John Boyd

Boyd was one of the greatest military strategists of all time, alongside Sun Tzu and Karl von Clausewitz. In this post, I synthesize my own research and understanding of Boyd’s account of strategy in general.

500 Monasteries to Save the World

Ten months after I started training at the Monastic Academy, my teacher, Soryu Forall, gave a talk that completely changed my perspective on what our organization was doing and what it was aiming for.