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Daniel O'Neil
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Strong leader, 20+ years experience, looking for a new challenge
Interests: I would like to run a us or canadian-based organization that is struggling to make a significant difference. i have over twenty years experience running a wide range of organizations and i am very good at developing a strategic vision, uniting a team behind that vision, and marshaling the resources to accomplish it.
Recent Activity
My YouTube Channel features regular video updates on the weather and weather related topics. My most recent videos are posted to the right. The link to my channel is here: Extreme Weather. You can buy my new t-shirt: Here is an overview of my channel that I did several months... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2021 at Extreme Weather
A first responder stands near the rubble that was a children's hospital in Pétion -Ville. The Royal Oasis Hotel is in the background. I am sadden that so many of the articles on the 10th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2020 at Daniel O'Neil
Last month my son had a major operation. As we checked him in, I asked the person processing the paperwork for an estimate of how much this would cost. She replied, “I don’t know, but don’t worry your insurance covers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2019 at Daniel O'Neil
Just over two years ago I was looking for a new way to get organized. I had tried many different systems but none seemed to work. I followed the philosophy of Steven Covey's Seven Habits of Effective People such as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at Daniel O'Neil
Our government has been shut down now for four weeks ostensibly about border security, but really because both sides like the fight. President Trump is acting like there is no barrier at the border and the Democrats act as if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Daniel O'Neil
I first came to Liberia four years ago—just as the Ebola epidemic was starting to spread. The classic image of Liberia’s roads was that of a four-wheel drive vehicle stuck in a sea of mud. Today, the situation has dramatically... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Daniel O'Neil
Shortly before Obama took office, I wrote a post with the title What will the world look like after this economic crisis? I saw the big economic crisis of the time as an inevitable correction. The US had been living... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Daniel O'Neil
Chris Guillebeau is back with a new book on managing your career. After he wrote about how to live the life that we want (The Art of Non-Conformity), how to start the business of our dreams (The $100 Startup), and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Daniel O'Neil
... and so too should anti-abortion activists, environmentalists, political activists, Christians, and all other groups. The United States is founded on the belief that all men [women and children] are created equal and have the inalienable right of life, liberty,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Daniel O'Neil
After I published my post last week on the American Red Cross (ARC), a few people have asked me what I would do if put in charge of it. Given all of the bad publicity that they have generated with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Daniel O'Neil
Inspectors assessing the earthquake damage in a house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti "I still have a lot more questions for the Red Cross," said Sen. Charles Grassley in a statement. "I have other questions about the spending numbers and how they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Daniel O'Neil
The International Response to the Ebola Outbreak was a huge success. Back in September, it seemed as if the Ebola outbreak was spinning out of control. When the death toll didn't seem high enough, the stories became that the toll... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Daniel O'Neil
Carolle’s present for my 50th birthday was to take me to see Queen perform. Freddy Mercury is gone and instead they have a young replacement, Adam Lambert. It was great fun to hear the song that I’ve known since high... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Daniel O'Neil
Here in Bangladesh you have been very lucky. It has been two hundred years since your last major earthquake. But for how long will your luck last? With its proximity to an active fault, very weak soils, dense population, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Daniel O'Neil
On Tuesday, Greg Mortenson reappeared after the scandal surrounding his books and charity to apologize for lying. “I stand by the stories. The stories happened, but … not in the sequence or the timing,” Mortenson told Brokaw. If his only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Daniel O'Neil
Thanks Ruth!
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I started a bit early and have already had two sessions. I can't stress enough how powerful it is to bring people together to talk. That is by far the most powerful aspect. I look forward to continuing and building upon this!
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I seek out books on the Haiti earthquake in the hopes of finding one that captures what I experienced and perhaps helps me to understand it better. Instead, all of the books seem to describe a different event. Like the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2013 at Daniel O'Neil
Le Grande Rue--the historic buisness center of Port-au-Prince For the first time in quite a long time, I ventured into the traditional heart of Port-au-Prince. It was a sad sight. Most of the buildings along the main street (Boulevard Jean-Jacques... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Daniel O'Neil
Thanks Maribeth. It was time.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2013 on Moving on at Daniel O'Neil
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After 13 years, one week, and four days with the Pan American Development Foundation, I am moving on. As I left the office today, I had a powerful mixture of feelings. I am sad to say good-bye to so many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Daniel O'Neil
Seth's new book The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? pushes us to fly towards the Sun. The question isn't "How high are you allowed to fly" or "How high do you dare to fly" but "How high WILL... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Daniel O'Neil
Cite Soleil--is this really any better than a tent?: Photo by Jordon Michael Zuniga When journalists discuss the progress of reconstruction in Haiti, they frequently cite the number of people still living in tents as an indication of how much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Daniel O'Neil
The Pan American Development Foundation put together a video to thank the Caterpillar Foundation for the support that they gave to us following the Haiti earthquake. It features me telling the story of how we responded. I am very pleased... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Daniel O'Neil
Congratulations! It is always inspiring to hear from someone like yourself who made it. I look forward to seeing what you do over the next 10 years.