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…

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…

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…

New Year, New Vision

The LelaWinston Blog has come a long way and I want to thank you for joining me on this amazing journey. But as I promised in 2021, the Blog is turning a corner as we move into segmenting the offerings. Lelawinston.com will now feature more think pieces, business news, and genre content (this includes travel,…

Welcome to 2022: Reinvention in Chaos

It’s the start of a new year and businesses, communities and cities everywhere are ready for what 2022 has to offer. Despite the emergence of new variants the world has grown restless of much of the capitulating and start-stop stalling of governments taking their lead from outside of their region on everything from lockdown, mandates…

Media Revised: Telling Authentic Stories That Matter

Media continues to grow and change shape. Even the ways in which we use tech has begun to change from the intent of the original developers, and that is good. One of the major issues many people have with modern media today is its inability to tell the whole story. We might credit social media…

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…

Go Africa! A Seminar

If you’ve never walked along Africa’s sandy beaches, enjoyed a breezy night under the stars or bumped along in a three-wheeled bike now is you chance to grab the experience. As one of the most diverse continents on the planet, Africa boasts of hundreds of languages, cultures and people groups. It is the second most…