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Cara Thomas
Cara Thomas is a Lead Inventor at ?What If! Innovation Partners, the world's largest independent innovation company. When she's not developing new business models, brands and ideas for large organizations, she can be found adventuring through new countries and neighborhoods, always on a search for the serendipitous and unconventional.

Most recently, on a three month sabbatical through India and Southeast Asia, she completed daily challenges designed by friends, family (and strangers), which led to unexpected experiences like asking Steven Tyler for a mantra, being swarmed by Burmese kindergarteners and counseling a Bhutanese psychiatric patient. She blogged about her experiences on in the spirit of encouraging readers around the world to say "yes."

Prior to a career in innovation consulting, she worked at the Aspen Institute and studied International Relations at Brown. Born in Australia but raised in New York City, she circled the world four times before she could talk, and hasn't stopped traveling (or talking to strangers) since.

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Balinese Bootcamp for the Broken Hearted

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 11:21 PM

"I'm either going to come back murdered or married," I joked as I boarded the plane to Mumbai, the first stop on a solo sabbatical across India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and Bali.

This is not an "I got swept out of lotus position and into a new life" tale,...

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