The Evolution of Fintech in The Era of Natural Resource Titans

As more and more people begin to acclimate to pseudo block chain currencies and more governments adopt them–the dominance of both banks and Visa/MasterCard as major payment processing platforms will recede. In 2021 Visa’s net revenue was 7.1 billion dollars according to a Barron’s financial report; while MasterCard nabbed more than 18.8 billion. New tech…

To Buy Or Not To Buy: A Changing Worldwide Consumer Psychology

By 1933, the great depression was well underway and the corner had already turned on the Roaring Twenties. Currently the US and the world is on the cusp of what might be the greatest corrections in modern times with mass inflation, pandemic policies that killed capitalism, a Russia/Ukraine clash and the major weaponization of what…

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…

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…

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…

G7 Plan Could Finance Troubles Levant and Middle East

The latest G7 Summit has produced a counter to China’s massive Belt and Road initiative even as clashes between Israel and Palestinians once again light up the historically troubled Levant. The region along the Black Sea housing Lebanon and Jerusalem, and opposite Turkey. G7 leaders hope to galvanize its members to produce a lasting trade…

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…

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…

Free World Rising: Resurrgence of the Fighting Turks

It is without wonder that the Turks of southeastern Europe are known as a stout population. In 1923 the Turks won a fierce war against a host of allies and Western European powers to secure its ancestral homeland. Many are wondering why Turkey and its tenacious leader has come to the fore. While economic and…

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…