Day in Applied Sociology 10: A challenging day that ended well. My day started with an executive meeting where we presented a case to save one project from political inertia (stakeholder relations outside my domain – but we did it!). Returned to the office to write an executive summary of the new focus of the project. I also had a lunchtime meeting (via Skype) with an overseas colleague for a not-for-profit initiative we run that is under external strain. Then I hosted a meeting for a new project I’m advising on to better support vulnerable populations. Despite the challenges, I was happy for positive outcomes.