Brian Brown

Brian Brown

Brian Brown loves building the environments, habits, and networks that make people thrive. He is the founder of Humane Pursuits, where he writes a featured column and edits the Give channel. He started his consulting company, Narrator, to help great mission-driven organizations modernize and grow. He lives with his wife Christina and son Edmund in Colorado Springs, where they mix cocktails, hunt for historic architecture, and see how many people they can squeeze into their house for happy hour.


Action or Depth?

If a storyteller is going to take you on a wild adventure that bends literary norms, frightens you, and captivates…


Cooper Union

The Sazerac gets a Scotch twist. Recently I wrote about one of my favorite drinks, the Sazerac. The Cooper Union is…



Or, how to spot an institution that skimped on its bartender. Philadelphia is known for its cocktails–especially its throwback speakeasies….


He’s Dead, Jim

What I discovered when I wore a Star Trek t-shirt around town. A few Christmases ago, my wife bought me a…


The Good News: Louisiana

What the media isn’t showing. Skye Cooley writes with frustration over at the Huffington Post about the lack of national media coverage of…

New York Sour 2

New York Sour

Wine meets bourbon in the best way. I finally figured out what to do with leftover wine! Now if you’re…