Shawn P. Mitchell
International business writer covering trends in entrepreneurship, technology, and the environment.
Currently near: Varaždin, Croatia
Hello! I’m Shawn. I’m a writer focused on international business trends in entrepreneurship, technology, and the environment.
The world economy is roughly US$74 trillion, with the United States accounting for almost 25% of it. I’m intensely focused on that other 75%.
I’ve visited over 50 countries on 5 continents, served in Afghanistan, earned masters degrees in Germany and Malta, and was married in a castle dating back to the 13th century. I’m captivated by the world around me.
In 1910, Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech in Paris about citizenship in a republic, where he praised the ‘doer of deeds’, despite success or failure. This speech can easily be applied to the entrepreneurs that build new industries, create jobs, and reshape the world.
I spent a year on the Mediterranean island of Malta earning a Masters in Entrepreneurship to better understand those who, as Roosevelt said, ‘spend themselves in a worthy cause’.
As a child, I learned to read while playing a text-only game called Zork. It required 4k of RAM on a Radio Shack TRS-80 personal computer.
Technology has been advancing at an exponential rate since then. I’m striving to stay ahead of the curve – at least until the development of an artificial super-intelligence, a moment in time that futurists call ‘The Singularity’.
As a first-responder to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, I am humbled by the forces of nature. Human activity is causing changes to our planet, and the full implications are, as yet, beyond our understanding.
Science is the key to saving our ‘pale blue dot’ – the only home we’ve ever known. I want to help in every way I can.
I research, write, and distribute content to achieve objectives – and I’m open to new opportunities.
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Thank you for reading!