#Read3 + The Week Ahead: Sept. 1, 2013

After spending almost all of August on the road, on the rails and in the air, I’m finally readjusting back to normal life. I would say for the time being, it’s anything but.

For now, here is this week’s #Read3 and what I can expect for the week ahead.


  1. Your Career and You: ‘It’s Okay to Fail’ – Kirk Hazlett (APR, Fellow PRSA) shares how failures in life can serve as guides to future success. I always believed that we learn more from our failures but little from success. For the large part, I would say that statement holds true.
  2. Commemorating March on Washington, Foxx Links Transport to Civil Rights – This week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, best known for being the venue where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963. In a blog post for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx emphasized how transportation issues continue to play an important role when it comes to fighting for civil rights.
  3. Do North Koreans Look Different from South Koreans? – Ask a Korean blog answers a reader question regarding whether North Koreans look any different than South Koreans. Generally speaking, there isn’t much difference between Koreans in the two Koreas. Keep in mind that it is mostly a political division that makes these two different, not cultural.

This Week

  • Return to Philly – I will return to Philadelphia this Tuesday for what will be my final two months in the City of Brotherly Love. I will stay there until November, when I will then move back to California in preparation for the Mineta program in January 2014.
  • Boston – I will be going to this city for the first time this coming weekend. Any recommendations on restaurants or points of interests worth visiting in Boston?

If you come across any interesting pieces you believe should be highlighted for next week’s #Read3, feel free to comment below at any time during the week or tweet me @SimonOh.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend, everyone!