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…

Branding for Your Future

According to a 2020 Forbes report, of the 100 most popular brands in the world, Apple, Google and Microsoft ranked in the top spots respectively. What do all of these brands have in common? They are American–regardless of the origin of the founder(s). This means despite all of the US political wrangling in recent years,…

A Changing Market: Diversification, Disruption and Stability

Currently the world is experiencing major challenges in its supply chain; particularly the USA. While we are all happy with the concept of dupply chain, many are rarely aware of the operative word, “supply.” Often, we over-emphasize the concept of the chain. However, the supply, is the key factor which denotes a collection of goods…

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…

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…

While You Were Sleeping: Leveraging The Old Trade Order

The UK just signed a mega £1.2billion pound free-trade deal with Ghana. The resource-scarce nation has been signing a frenzy of trade deals post Brexit (The Britain’s exit from the EU). The deal will give Ghana instant tariff-free access, especially for the products it exports most. According to an official release from the UK Department…

Unraveling the Technology Divide

The tech sector in the United Kingdom is currently the fastest growing segment of its economy according to the UK based, DiversityInTech.co.uk. This means the UK is seeing its greatest gains in the area of technology development. Despite the fact that BAME (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic) make up only 15 percent of Britain’s tech sector,…

From Tech Nation to Tech World: A Silk Road to Dominance

It has been two years and 67 days; 50 months; 113 weeks and 797 days since Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng WanZhou was detained in Vancouver, Canada and held. The woman has been in custody since December 6, 2018, when she was accused of bank and wire fraud and conspiracy. She is the daughter of…

Mass Markets vs. Target Markets

America posesses one of the most influential media markets in the World. Through the dissemination of electronic, digital, hard copy and conceptual media the USA has dominated and in some instances created markets that have influenced populations all over the world. It’s influence comes in the form of books, magazines, fashion, television, news, internet, search…

Trade Wars Redux: King Cotton Always Wins

Today, the US is once again entangled in the politics and economics of cotton. The United States has announced that it is prepared to ban cotton and tomato imports from China’s Xinjiang over allegations of forced labor. The irony lies in that the world’s once largest economy, built on forced labor in cotton production, is…

Re-Start: Waking the Lion: Africa’s Reentry into the Market

In recent years African states have begun a concerted pivot toward agriculture and renewed interest in farming and aggro-processing.  Undoubtedly, the ability for African nations to produce and process its own food—ready for consumption and export would create new opportunities, but also guard against unforeseen humanitarian disasters like Covid-19. For African states, its greatest hit…