about me

PeterAlbertHallMy writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers, journals and websites, and on oddly shaped and strangely discolored pieces of paper stacked in obscure places. It has won a couple of awards, inspired a lot of hyperbole, and my mother likes it.

You can find examples of it in places like New Mexico Magazine, Ultrarunning Magazine, The Albuquerque Journal, Humanities Magazine, The Santa Fe Reporter, Thinking Highways, the Faircloth Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Molotov Cocktail, Medium Curated, Potluck Magazine, Abyss & Apex, and on websites scattered across the net. (BTW...my commercial work can be found at petercomm.com).

When not bleeding onto the page, I'm involved in a variety of other undertakings that keep me amused and paddling hard.

I'm a principal at The Human Business, a consultancy helping organizations and individuals navigate the intersecting and frequently competing worlds of carbon and silicon. Our argument for the enduring value of the humanities and the importance of the individual in contemporary business and policy making shows up in the Human Business Podcast. A monthly program that I co-host with my co-founder, retired Navy chaplain and university dean, Steve Smith, HBP features wide-ranging and frequently diverting conversations about ideas, life, business, and the changing world. You can listen and subscribe here. There's also a newsletter, of course.

I'm also a principal at the educational not-for-profit tour company, Royal Road Tours. We put together bespoke big-idea trips around the world for curious people. We've worked with The School for Advanced Research, Yale University, The Smithsonian, The American Museum for Natural History, Harvard University, and the Art Institute of Chicago among others. If your favorite cultural institution has a travel program, we'd like to work with them too.

And finally (although, not really) I'm co-founder of Beyond Borders: The Silk and Spice Road Arts Festival which will launch in January 2018 in Jaipur, India before moving east and west over the next few years.


Oh...and that whole, "dangerously curious" thing? I was once described that way by a Fortune 500 CEO...whose 'do it this way because it has always been done this way' company now no longer exists. He meant it as an insult. I took it as the highest compliment.