Alta Mensa

Alta Mensa

Dr. Andrei Duta has recently founded Alta Mensa, an Austin-based think tank that examines the strategic intersections between:  (1) Investments/Markets (2) Politics/Global Affairs (3) Theology/Philanthropy ​ The goal is to generate actionable ideas that

Negotiation Series: Interests and Positions

Servant Leadership and Friends of Peter

[vc_row][vc_column][rs_section_title align=”left” show_right=”no” title=”Servant Leadership and Friends of Peter”][vc_column_text] Friends of Peter (FOP) is a gathering of unique and beautiful individuals with eclectic skills and talents. FOP is many things.

FALL 2014 Training Routine — September through December

[vc_row][vc_column][rs_section_title align=”left” title=”FALL 2014 Training Routine — September through December” show_right=”no”][vc_column_text]People sometimes ask what my workout routine is. For this fall, here is my plan: Sun (Swim/NSP day) Swim (1200+

Love and Laughter: A Tribute to Randy King

[vc_row][vc_column][rs_section_title align=”left” title=”Love and Laughter: A Tribute to Randy King” show_right=”no”][vc_column_text]A Celebration of the Life of Randy King August 5th, 2014 – San Antonio, Texas WELCOME Good morning family and

Getting Rid of the Safety Rope: Moving Forward in Faith

I recently revisited an inspirational clip from the movie Dark Knight Rises: Bruce Wayne’s escape from the pit. The protagonist finally manages to escape the dark dungeon after several failed

A Grandfather’s Legacy: Guest Author on Weeva.com

My friend Kim Gorsuch asked me to write a guest post for her website www.weeva.com. I’ve included the first few paragraphs here. There’s a link at the bottom so you

The Cure to all Heartache: Preferences versus Expectations

Williams Shakespeare once penned this inspired verse: “expectation is the root of all heartache.” The more I experience life, the more I understand the truth behind the Bard of Avon’s

Midweek Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it, Wednesdays aren’t anyone’s favorite. Here’s a quick, effective workout to help you get through the midweek slump: Weekly Routine: Sunday Afternoon Workout Part I: Navy Seals Pyramid


About three weeks ago I was in the desert of Ein Gedi near the Dead Sea. I crossed through and spent a full day in the wilderness south-east of Jerusalem.