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,…

World News Roundup 2022

Taiwan President Quits DPP After KMT Win China–Election proved once again to be pivotal in Taiwan.  Particularly for the  Democratic Progressive Party on the local level, where the party floundered. It’s leader later resigned as chair.  Perhaps the most telling factor is that local people voted overwhelmingly for the Pro-Beijing Kuomintang–proving the visits and rhetoric…

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…

Deterrence: The Future of Arms and Energy

In February of 2022, Russia launched a military operation in Eastern Europe. The occurrence took many in the Western world by surprise. Many worldwide were not aware of the treaties being violated and the continued growth of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) by Ukraine joining the Partnership for Peace in 1994. Then later the US…

Internal Strengthening Revisited: Economic Growth vs The Forever War

Economies worldwide are working to recover from the effects of Covid. Beyond removing barriers to individual freedoms many have seen the need to revitalize their flagging commercial trade. Even as schemes of finance and programs to create solid economic change are being formulated, it is aggravated by the continual capitulation of the Western world, through…

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;…