New Year, New Vision

The LelaWinston Blog has come a long way and I want to thank you for joining me on this amazing journey. But as I promised in 2021, the Blog is turning a corner as we move into segmenting the offerings. Lelawinston.com will now feature more think pieces, business news, and genre content (this includes travel,…

Welcome to 2022: Reinvention in Chaos

It’s the start of a new year and businesses, communities and cities everywhere are ready for what 2022 has to offer. Despite the emergence of new variants the world has grown restless of much of the capitulating and start-stop stalling of governments taking their lead from outside of their region on everything from lockdown, mandates…

Empowering the Masses to Move the Economy

Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes of the 21st century has been the disenfranchisement of the common man. The move is gutting societies and leaving them dependent and at times vulnerable to the self-interested political shenanigans of other societies. As the world watches decapitated stock exchanges soar while massive populations flounder in poverty and instability,…

Four Tips for Finding Business Abroad

These days finding the right market for your business might mean taking an international flight. And even if you don’t literally get on a plane you might find yourself negotiating prices for your T-Shirt or Shea Butter business with a merchant from Bangladesh or Ghana. Business has already gone international with multinationals and major corporations…

The Making of a Market

Without even knowing it, Ghana tapped into something that few paid much attention. It was the African American and Afro-Caribbean Heritage traveller and visitor. In 2019 Ghana earned nearly $2 billions USD in one year on itsnacental Year of Return activities. It was the first of its kind, spearheaded by brilliant minds from Africa and…

Sustainable Economies of Scale

While the world continues to try to catch the pace of innovation again, many economies continue to struggle. Large economies are leveraging everything to put their economies back on track as Covid-19 continues its variant ebbs and flows. However, two sectors of the world economy will likely struggle most–decadent economies and developing economies. This is…

Branding for Your Future

According to a 2020 Forbes report, of the 100 most popular brands in the world, Apple, Google and Microsoft ranked in the top spots respectively. What do all of these brands have in common? They are American–regardless of the origin of the founder(s). This means despite all of the US political wrangling in recent years,…

Media Revised: Telling Authentic Stories That Matter

Media continues to grow and change shape. Even the ways in which we use tech has begun to change from the intent of the original developers, and that is good. One of the major issues many people have with modern media today is its inability to tell the whole story. We might credit social media…

Rewriting the Educational Narrative for Growth and Innovation

It is National Education Week in the US, with the current state of education in many parts of the world today in flux. Without doubt, the current system is more than broken given its inability to deliver on value domestically and internationally for many students. A 2019 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New…

Three Sales Strategies for Business and Developing Economies

Aside from the unique few or those who studied it at university–most people hate selling. Particularly direct sales. However, regardless of who you are–if you’re in business, you’re going to need to sell. Selling requires not only having a product, but presenting it in such a way that the buyer wants to buy it. As…

A Changing Market: Diversification, Disruption and Stability

Currently the world is experiencing major challenges in its supply chain; particularly the USA. While we are all happy with the concept of dupply chain, many are rarely aware of the operative word, “supply.” Often, we over-emphasize the concept of the chain. However, the supply, is the key factor which denotes a collection of goods…

Developing Leadership for Public Good

Leadership is one of the most obvious and consistent themes of business and life. It cannot be avoided no more than breathing. Why is that? Because in industry and typically every arena of Human endeavor, there will always be frontrunners. These are those companies, brands and individuals that truly stand out. However, while leadership continues…