Forward: A Saga

There are 322 million people in the United States, of that population, and of that population 33.1 million or 10 percent are legal immigrants. Many people from around the globe see immigration as a force of forward movement.  The goal is to move from one environment to a better on suited for the pursuits, hopes…

Why You Need to Travel

Few people realize how powerful stepping outside of your comfort zone can be.  We’ve accustomed ourselves to always doing predictable things that complement our abilities and our worldview.  However, travel, if taken with the right attitude can have a transformational effect on your politics, your ideas about culture, society, people and values. According to the…

Immigration: A Historic Cost in Dollars

As the world continues to connect via globalization, advanced communication and travel, immigration has continued to rise. Most notably immigration has rose exponentially in European and Western enclaves around the world. “You should see Paris now, it’s little Africa.” She said with a chuckle. The francophone African woman I was interviewing for a story was…

Sweden, Zambia Others Push For Chemical Regulations

Sweden among a few others, is fast becoming a leader in the global push to regulate poisonous chemicals and hazardous waste. The nation is pushing for better waste management even in the face of several international conventions on hazardous chemicals. In a recent governmental release Sweden indicated its strong stance on hazardous waste and toxic…

Promote What Inspires You!

What moves you?  What makes life wonderful for you?  Have you determined that yet?  No matter if your your financial status, you can have an amazing life if you are motivated.   A few years back, I thought I would share some of my favorite ways to stay motivated.  Check out this video to see how…

Scaling African Business

When we think o f scaling African businesses, we often look at it as a whole.  As a massive initiative that needs to be conducted through a five-year government plan.  This isn’t to say that Government cannot be a part of the equation.  But scaling African businesses is much more than looking at Africa, “the…

Three Reasons Teams Love Coaches

“For Coach!” the quarterback barked. “For Coach!” the team responded in a chorus of voices. They repeated the slogan again and again, then they put their hands into the circle—and with one great yell they took the field. This might have been a scene from a movie or a book—or it might have been your…

Eight Steps to Organic Leadership

At seven years-old, I led neighborhood children on adventures entirely of my own making. For all of my life, I’ve had an unexplained knack for leading. As a tutor and teacher in schools and preschools, I’ve seen natural leaders at age four and seven. It’s not the kid that’s bossing everybody around, although, one might…

Media Gold: Exporting the National Narrative

Nations rarely think of media as a part of their national offering. It is probably one of the more neglected exports developing nation possess. Instead of focusing on telling its own narratives, it relies on foreign media to do the job. Many times that media is not exported because it is not translated into English…

Halos and Rain Clouds: Create Loyalty

Americans probably consume more media than any other nation on the planet. From magazines, to social media and television, Americans are inundated with “content.” The messages that are conveyed through content help drive the largest industries in our nation, from Tobacco and alcohol to apparel and personal care. Anyone who does not understand nor harness…

Six Tips for Personal Public Relations

While 70 percent of the world’s population does not have internet, a good 30 percent are surfing right now from their tablets, smartphones and laptops.  The importance of knowing these figures is to understand how fast information can travel for about 30 percent of the world’s 6.9 billion people.  But chances are if you are…