At the US Embassy in Mongolia...

Back in Ulaanbaatar and met with our Ambassador to Mongolia, Piper Campbell, at the US Embassy. We spent an hour together one-on-one. She certainly understands the issues facing Mongolia and strongly believes that sound business practices can help this country.

We have a few things in common. First, we're runners. She asked me to join her for a run once the snow was gone. I told her I wasn't sure if I could keep up...

Second, we're fellow Harvard Kennedy School graduates along with Mongolia President Elbegdorj, who I know and who I met with on my last trip.

"I think our alumni base here in Mongolia increases by 50% every time you visit," she said, meaning there were three HKS graduate here when I visited and two when I didn't.

Also visited Bloomberg Television for an interview about SP Mongolia Logistics, our infrastructure project here that will lease "rolling stock" (i.e. locomotives and rail wagons) to mining companies to tramsport ore to China.

I told the local Bloomberg manager that I did volunteer work wtih NYC2012 when I lived in New York before moving to Washington. NYC2012 won the right from the US Olympic Committee to present New York as a potential host for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee ultimately awarded these games to London, but I had the privilege of working closely with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the US bid...

Once Bloomberg stepped down as Mayor due to term limits, he went back to his old job of running this media giant he founded that was interviewing me here in Ulaanbaatar....

Going to China next. They're on the other end of the logistics infrastructure we're building in Mongolia...

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