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…

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;…

Staking A New Claim: World Institutions

As we explore the possible new systems and mechanisms available to advance the new world; it’s important to remember the world has ordered itself many times.  Often this ordering signals the changing of an old guard for a newer more efficient system. This change must occur as surely as any other and history teaches us…

Financing The Way Forward: Ideas Advancing the Future of Human Endeavor

For the second time the world is put on the brink of financial collapse due to the dealings of a few nations. It seems the same characters were involved once again in almost single-handely sinking the entire world economy through duplicitous banking sector practices; selling dubious financial instruments and bad debt as AAA+ rated financial…

Engineering Human Development for Economy-Specific Outcomes

For many students around the world the common summer months often indicate a temporary cessation of classes until September. For many it means graduation and membership into the national labor force. However, that number varies greatly from country to country and often denotes different expectations for their contributions toward business. In 2019, according to the…

Five African Proverbs for Balance

It’s that time of year again when we explore the ancient sage of Africa to find inspiration for business, life and work. This series aims to be helpful on many levels, so this year we are focusing on proverbs that help us tap into good self-worth and self-love for a more balanced 2022! So let’s…

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…

Is Your AI Actually Intelligent?

According to a report by Global News Wire the AI industry is projected to reach 299 Billion USD in 2026 from 29 Billion in 2020.  This means AI is predicted to grow exponentially in the future with companies like US Alphabet, Chinese Baidu, Japanese Preferred Networks and Chilean Norco among others gaining substantial valuations. Therefore…

Empowering Functional Marketing Teams

As the world advances toward AI and Virtual Reality we often forget the imperative of the human connection. We assume productivity in markets can be replicated without understanding human motivations for buying and how best to modify market offerings to fit those needs. It has been argued that one needs to understand the market to…

Completing A Communications Feedback Loop for Market Innovation

The first iPhone debuted in June 29, 2007 under great anticipation at a cost of $499. Apple was already coming off of a marketing and tech high with the success of the iPod. The iPhone went on to sell 6.1 million units in that year and widely expand the smartphone from the BlackBerry and the…

Six Tips for Boosting Tourism for Developing Economies

Dubai in 1980 looked nothing like the glamorous futuristic city it is today. The Emerati nation has managed to recreate itself in brilliant ways via infrastructure, branding, influencer marketing and careful public relations. It has managed to turn what was in many ways an empty desert into a thriving metropolis ready and capable of receiving…