Do This One Thing For Business Success

If you’re an entrepreneur, business owner or any other kind of professional you know the challenges that you may face reaching your goal.  There is a myth out there that your “fancy” startup will get tons of funding from savvy venture capitalists hoping to invest  in the latest hot app or business venture.  However the…

The Entrepreneur’s Guide To College: 8 Tips to Make Higher-Ed Count

It’s that time of year again, when people of all ages either graduate or have received acceptance letters from universities and graduate programs.  It’s an exciting time!  But it’s also a crucial time; one that is not discussed enough nor in quite the proper manner.  Therefore I am going to give you the advice I…

Five African Quotes for Business

Evidence shows that more than 60,000 years BC, Africans had trade routes all over the world reaching as far as the Americas.  The Olmecs of Mexico, along with their great monuments depict what experts believe to be Africans with shared religious similarities that help solidify evidence that suggests Africans were prolific traders and travelers in…

Inspire Fire: The Legacy of Good Business

If you’re in business, you know the road can be a challenge.  Many people  say they like the autonomy of working for themselves, but ignore the real grit it takes to keep the business engines running (both literally and figuratively) or to navigate difficult stages in the life of a business.  Business owners, entrepreneurs, artists…

Mixed Signals: The Market and the Message

In recent times, it seems easier to witness first class marketing blunders.  Seasoned companies with well funded marketing firms behind them are making serious errors when it comes to marketing.  Small business owners, entrepreneurs, artists and others in the selling space need to take note. Most often the big mistake most companies make is crossing…

And This Is How I Fell In Love . . .

Stories about love always start with the moment lovers meet.  Mine will be somewhat different and somewhat the same.  If that is a contradiction, then so is love. Recently, I found a new African song to add to my Afrobeats collection, accept, this song is not Afrobeats.  It’s in the form of a traditional Zambian…

Good Reads For Boosting Confidence

There are a lot of book recommendations and lists out there.  I’ve been told there are lists that Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Les Brown recommends.  Many are quite lengthy and the lists are quite long.  So here’s a list of three books of manageable length you can read today to boost your confidence and…

Media Through the Looking Glass

As an American and a communications professional, I tend to have an in depth view of how media affects people. Marketing, advertising, branding and media thrive off of the impact that repeated images and concepts have on the individual psyche. Communications professionals understand this and use it to the advantage of their clients. The average…

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…

Creating the Agenda: Trend vs. Trendsetter

Advertisers, businesses and agencies want to stay relevant. It is apart of how we tap into national and social trends that help us to speak more clearly to the populations we wish to influence. However, many companies do not realize the power they wield to actually influence the conversation and sway the trend.

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…