At the age of about five, I remember visualizing our planet wrapped with a ribbon. I wanted to bring people around the world together. Not a unique wish. But one influenced by my family who had lived in so many states that nations seemed less important than the greater whole. This was deepened by my mother and family who were prisoners of war. And by my father and grandfathers who were military officers. After working as a lawyer, a journalist and living in several countries, I launched PeaceTech.