About

I am a freelance writer, author, and the founder of Take Risks Be Happy, an online magazine for creatives, travelers, and entrepreneurs. I am the author of Marijuana Medicine, a National Geographic special edition issue on medical marijuana, scheduled to be released in August 2019.

I wrote major sections of National Geographic’s The Civil War: A Traveler’s Guide and was shortlisted for the Bracken Bower Prize in both 2015 and 2016. I am the author of the Zika Prevention Handbook, published by Skyhorse in October 2016. I’m the co-author of Shock Markets, published by the Financial Times Press. A Chinese edition of Shock Markets was released in autumn 2015.

I have given keynote speeches to organizations such as the Stock Exchange of Thailand, and have presented to CFA associations in several countries.

I graduated with a degree in International Business from the University of Hong Kong. I lived in China for 5 years and studied Mandarin at Beijing Language and Culture University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

With Kristin Wong, I co-founded Come Write With Us, a six-week online writing course that teaches new writers the craft.

I am also the founder of Poetry Culture, a writing goods and apparel brand.

get in touch: alex (at) alxndrwbb.com