I’m an author, anthropologist, and Visiting Professor at Waseda University in Tokyo. I am also Emeritus Professor in the Program in Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas at Austin. I'm trained as a cultural anthropologist and have spent about thirty years experience teaching and doing research related to Japan and to the ethics and culture of space exploration.
I'm also a jazz drummer and perform with The Botolph Jazz Trio and in recent years, I've co-hosted the podcast on How To Be Wrong on the New Books Network.
As an author, I have published widely in scientific journals, have written or edited twelve books (several of which have been translated into Ukrainian and Russian), and regularly publish essays and opinion pieces in venues such as The Daily Beast, The Conversation, The Hechinger Report, and The Harvard Business Review.
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