Harnessing Effective Ethno-Positive Marketing for Maximum Profit

Perhaps one of the most powerful tools we have in business and digital diplomacy is marketing. The magic concept of “a pitch for relavance,” which, if authentic can be a powerful force for profit and change. Today many marketer push unnatural concepts that take years and very hard work to accomplish and sustain.  This means…

Go Africa! A Seminar

If you’ve never walked along Africa’s sandy beaches, enjoyed a breezy night under the stars or bumped along in a three-wheeled bike now is you chance to grab the experience. As one of the most diverse continents on the planet, Africa boasts of hundreds of languages, cultures and people groups. It is the second most…

Malaysia’s Growth Plan

With the fourth largest economy in southeast Asia according to the International Monetary Fund , Malaysia has been engineering its growth. With strategic partnerships and outward oriented policy, the island nation has maintained its position despite the ravages of Covid and after the Asian econonic bubble of the 1990s. Today Malasia has a GDP of…

Pakistan Plots A Market Comeback

Despite the ravages of Covid-19 reducing Pakistan’s annual growth to 1 percent according to the World Bank, still local experts are optimistic. The landlocked nation has been able to weather the pandemic with nearly 900,000 cases. The slowdown from its largest export destinations, the US, China and the UK left Pakistan needing resources to shire…

Rise and Fall of Industry Giants

Few people would believe Lehman Brothers would fall or Block Buster Video would collapse–But now they are all a distant memory of the past. As economic downturns occur with more frequency, navigating new and old industry becomes more and more dicey. Businesses die when old inefficient models are not discarded and murkey business practises kill…

Undone: A Financial World Unravelling

While decentralized currency poses new opportunities it also poses new challenges. In the wake of the 2008 World Financial Crisis, everyone was looking for alternative in a World where fake money had been so badly inflated it swallowed whole institutions like Lehmans. Speculation on fiat currency and financial instruments had become a fast numbers game….

Oversize: EU Gambles on Size for Survival

When Germany took the helm of the EU as parliamentary chair with its mobius symbol at the helm, many believed Germany would act to bring EU members closer. That notion, however does not typically characterize the way that Germany has consistently interfaced with other European states. Instead of strengthening older tues, Germany was looking for…

Leveraged Rage: Myanmar’s Economic Boom Going Bust

While we were all looking the other way, a coup broke in Myanmar. After years of United Nations and Western-led pushes for sanctions and suspicion against the nation for purported humanitarian issues , it’s State Counselor (head of state), Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was ousted from power in February 2021. To be sure the…

Dividing The Balkans: Saving the Union

While the world watches Western Europe fumbling a Covid-19 Vaccine rollout, few have been keeping tabs on the volatile Balkan region. The European Union, in an attempt to both save the EU and wrest popular power from the hands of an ever strengthening Russia has attempted to assimilate specific Balkan states. Most notably, it has…

While You Were Sleeping: Leveraging The Old Trade Order

The UK just signed a mega £1.2billion pound free-trade deal with Ghana. The resource-scarce nation has been signing a frenzy of trade deals post Brexit (The Britain’s exit from the EU). The deal will give Ghana instant tariff-free access, especially for the products it exports most. According to an official release from the UK Department…

Unraveling the Technology Divide

The tech sector in the United Kingdom is currently the fastest growing segment of its economy according to the UK based, DiversityInTech.co.uk. This means the UK is seeing its greatest gains in the area of technology development. Despite the fact that BAME (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic) make up only 15 percent of Britain’s tech sector,…

From Tech Nation to Tech World: A Silk Road to Dominance

It has been two years and 67 days; 50 months; 113 weeks and 797 days since Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng WanZhou was detained in Vancouver, Canada and held. The woman has been in custody since December 6, 2018, when she was accused of bank and wire fraud and conspiracy. She is the daughter of…