Month: December 2014

Wedding in St. Louis

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Justin’s first visit to the Arch

We made a quick trip to St. Louis for cousin Amanda’s wedding and brought along Justin, Audrey’s boyfriend. He had never been to the Arch, so we fixed that problem.

(I flew from Istanbul to St. Louis on Friday and went directly to the wedding reception Friday night. Starbucks, loud music, and being with family kept me awake!)

Advisory Group in Istanbul

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Advisory Group in Istanbul

This week I returned to Istanbul, but this time it was to make plans and move forward with this Advisory Group. With a representative from every continent (Ok, not Antarctica), this group will be the backbone of those who review potential solutions for a new global financial system for CCCI. The job ahead of us is big, but I am confident this group can pull it off.

This photo is near the Hagia Sophia, an old cathedral turned mosque that amazes me every time I have been there. It’s enormous and was built around 700 A.D. Things that remain standing after that many years amaze me. If the financial systems this group helps develop last ten years I will be amazed.

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the real work

Istanbul was fun, but this is what most of our time looked like; developing plans for this project and working together in a hotel conference room.