May 14, 2013

Cheering Like You Mean It

Gebre Gebremariam, mid-way through the course
This year I partnered with the Himalayan Cataract Project and imagine1day and produced Ethiopia’s first ever […]

February 24, 2013

Change the Conversation: Interviews with Accelerate Ethiopia

On March 2nd over 150 runners will compete in Ethiopia’s first ever trail race– a half marathon in the country’s northern mountain highland […]

February 23, 2013

That’s My Life: Interviews with Accelerate Ethiopia

Interviews with Accelerate Ethiopia
On March 2nd over 150 runners will compete in Ethiopia’s first ever trail race– a half marathon in the country&# […]

February 21, 2013

Accelerate Ethiopia: The Beginning

This week, eleven committed runners will join elite athletes Scott Jurek, Gebre Gebremariam and Yemane Tsegay, along with 150 up and coming Ethiopian runners fo […]

February 12, 2013

The 6 Degrees Of Ethiopian Bacon

Last week I stood up on a stage by myself in a giant room and told strangers I liked when things were difficult. I was giving a speech at an event with Wright S […]

May 15, 2012

I Can’t Go to Ethiopia This Year, Can You Instead?

This October, a powerful, engaged, and curious team is heading to Ethiopia to both change the world, and change how they interact in that world. Usually, I’d […]

October 25, 2011

The Best Worst Idea

Packing for Africa 2011
I’m in Africa, again. And on this trip, Africa x 3. My bags are loaded with what I need to find the course for a trail race in Ethiopi […]

August 28, 2011

Imagine Ethiopia 2011: You Can “Go” From Home

As one of the leaders of Imagine Ethiopia 2011, I wanted to share a progress update to inspire and potentially involve you in our next steps. Read on for more. […]

August 16, 2011

Three Ways to Do Something About Famine in Africa (From

A guest blog by Majka Burhardt on Frederik Allen’s Leadership blog on
There is famine in the Horn of Africa. Of course. Isn’t there always? […]

July 22, 2011

Going Big

Majka Burhardt on a bit of decent rock in Ethiopia, 2007. Photo by Gabe Rogel
In Conjunction with Pemba Serves
Five days ago I drove out of Eldorado Canyon aft […]