Bridging the Communication Gap

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law. Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher When parties sit down to discuss arbitration or negotiate a deal, several factors need to be examined. The most important factors beyond the details of the deal are whether both parties adequately understand what the other is…

Thank You 2022!

Welcome to the last 2022 blog!  It has been a great year with lots of exciting changes around the world. I am particularly excited about what 2023 holds in store for communications,  technology and world changes. I am hopeful for the future,  particularly for developing economies and emerging producers.  It is time for those in…

Communication for Impact

In the early days it was easy to communicate any message you wanted regardless of the verity of it.  Those with access to mainstream media, powerful television and radio stations and crafty marketing agencies were able to create the narrative they wanted. Viewers were to be counted and not heard–regardless of how skewed the depiction….

Barbarians at the Gate: Course Correcting for the Future

Containment (n)/: The act, process, or means of keeping something within limits. Miriam-Webster The famous 1989 book detailing the hostile corporate takeover of RJR Nabisco, “Barbarian at the Gate,” by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, borrows its name from a classic old world euphemism. The story of corporate raiders was juxtaposed with the historic idea…

The Canary in the Cave, An International Mandate

Recently, the UN released a report by the outgoing UN Human Rights Chief suggesting there may be human rights abuses in the Chinese Xianjiang Autonomous region against ethnic Uyighurs. The report, like many other Uyighurs-focused nonprofit reports could only provide mostly anecdotal evidence. Serious allegations regarding these minorities from West/Central Asia, would seeem to require…

Building New Prosperity Havens for the World

The world may not be altogether sure why nations who have professed to be the world’s leaders of freedom and democracy are launching unprovoked aggressions violating treaties, pumping arms into impoverished nations to prolong proxy wars and doling out hundreds of sanctions worldwide. It seems nonsensical to the popular narrative of freedom and justice we…

The Silent War Against Developing Nations

In 2022, when the US and it’s Western alies and Nato conspired to levy sanctions against Russia, a startling but important admission was indirectly made and recognized. The allied intended to use other means and tools as mechanisms of violence against not only the Russian state, but the Russian people. The result of those actions…

Resurrgence of the Global South: Resource Narratives & Parasite Nations

In June over 200 migrants, mostly from North Africa stormed the Italy/Morroco border. In an unusual and violent turn of events, border guards open fire on the group and killed over 20 souls. The truth is that for many developing countries, the real lost quest has been stability. Countless former colonies have sought to wrest…

For Whom the Bell Tolls: Inflation and Resistance in The Age of Change

It was an amazing scene, thousands had come out with lights held high with songs in support of the outgoing prime minister of Pakistan. A No-Confidence vote had forced the popular statesman and former cricket star out of office in April 2022. That nation has yet to see through even one administration to the end;…

Deterioration and Reorientation of Alliance in the Modern World

The greatest challenges in the coming weeks and years will be alliances of pertinent strength. It is perhaps the greatest underlying factor contributing to recent agitation. It was formerly believed by the framers of the old order that many developing economies would be forever developing and never able to penetrate the glass ceiling of national…

The Brave New Word Is Here

While some nations are busy wielding their collective economic power to coerce, the overlooked hard facts of the material world have emerged. The fact that power is concentrated in energy resources, food production and human innovation; and underscored by the ability to defend those resources from pirate economies has come to the fore. The new…