Five African Proverbs for a Rapidly Changing World

It’s that time of year again when we revisit the wisdom of the ancients. In our annual series on African Proverbs, we are happy to introduce sage from the wisdom of other cultural traditions famous for their wisdom in upcoming blogs in the Spring.  Today we will explore Five African Proverbs for Direction in Rapidly…

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….

Three Tips for Navigating the New Communication Landscape

While the world continues to speed along into new frontiers, so too must your communications strategy. Many SMEs and particularly small businesses and entrepreneurs are increasingly relying on social media, and that is a good thing.  However, as times and values change, it is necessary to be vigilant as a social media manager, communications professional,…

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…