Exporting Small Businesses

Census data from 2016 revealed that of the nearly 6 million businesses employing Americans in the U.S., 99.7 percent were small to medium enterprises (SMEs).  Many economies think that there is a secret to the U.S. success story–and granted, without the boost of American Chattel slavery the nation likely could not have advanced at such…

Slow Death of Fiat Currency Fuels New Gold Rush

It was recently reported that Russia had heavily divested from American debt, with holdings falling by half in April 2018 according to data released by U.S. Treasury Department. The former Cold War Super Power is following suit with China and buying Gold. Readers will also note that China too has heavily divested from American debt…

Globalization and Labor: Gigs Grow As Stability Falters

In 2017, there were nearly 600 million entrepreneurs recorded, according to figures from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).  There are an estimated 27 million in the United States alone,  0.05 percent of that giant worldwide figure.  While the signs of growing entrepreneurship seem encouraging, are they indicative of a much larger issue throughout the world? …

Women Entrepreneurship Key to Continued Growth in Sri Lanka

Sir Lanka initiated a major women’s initiative September 26, 2016 to address the need to grow and support women entrepreneurship.  The scheme recognizes that women entrepreneurship is an area that could use major support in Asia.  The scheme acknowledges that while the region has seen explosive growth in the areas of ICT, business and trade,…

Finding Purpose in Work

There is a huge myth out there that one should find meaning in the work that s/he does.  While I agree that enjoying work is important I think we have forgotten that for many years people did pretty ordinary things like farm land, cut down trees, build houses and dig wells.  In fact, I believe…

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…

In Search of Amy Tan’s Successor

I remember when the Joy Luck Club came out at the movies. I was dying to see it. You see as a kid that grew up in the homogeneous Midwest, seeing such a depiction on screen was tantamount to visiting a magical land of fairies and dragons. Up until that point I had not seen…