A Case-Study on Communicating Human Value: Human Development

Many forget the damaging effects that come from a life of staggering poverty.  The innability for a country to lift itself out of poverty through development, production and real participation in the World market has lasting generational effects.  Researchers at Cornell University in the field of epigenetics found that both racism and poverty can have…

Small Business In The Age of Change

May has been christened Small Business Month.  You’ll likely be reminded of some if the benefits of small business and entrepreneurship in the coming weeks.  This week especially, April 30-May 6, 2023 is Small Business Week.  It’s a great time to remember the vital role that small businesses plays in daily life, economics and societal…

The Road: Living Beyond Your Culture

I made my first trip to Africa in 2016.  I visited the costal state of Ghana, Africas first nation to gain its indepedendence from Colonial Hegemony.  The nation wrested its freedom from the brutality and exploitation of the United Kingdom.  It was a proud time, and I was able to witness those commemorations through visits…

Bending to Justice

It has been recorded that the first slave rebellion occurred in 1739 in the colonies when African slaves sought their freedom from human traffickers.   The trend, contrary to popular belief and most popular slave narratives, rebellions were a real issue.  Not only did slavers employ patrols that evolved into America’s modern day police, but psychological…

Five African Proverbs for a Rapidly Changing World

It’s that time of year again when we revisit the wisdom of the ancients. In our annual series on African Proverbs, we are happy to introduce sage from the wisdom of other cultural traditions famous for their wisdom in upcoming blogs in the Spring.  Today we will explore Five African Proverbs for Direction in Rapidly…

Bridging the Communication Gap

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law. Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher When parties sit down to discuss arbitration or negotiate a deal, several factors need to be examined. The most important factors beyond the details of the deal are whether both parties adequately understand what the other is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…