Barbarians at the Gate: Course Correcting for the Future

Containment (n)/: The act, process, or means of keeping something within limits. Miriam-Webster The famous 1989 book detailing the hostile corporate takeover of RJR Nabisco, “Barbarian at the Gate,” by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, borrows its name from a classic old world euphemism. The story of corporate raiders was juxtaposed with the historic idea…

To Buy Or Not To Buy: A Changing Worldwide Consumer Psychology

By 1933, the great depression was well underway and the corner had already turned on the Roaring Twenties. Currently the US and the world is on the cusp of what might be the greatest corrections in modern times with mass inflation, pandemic policies that killed capitalism, a Russia/Ukraine clash and the major weaponization of what…

The Covid-19 Debt Trap

In 2019 Covid was already on the move in China. People in other cities around the world however, were more focused on the unfolding US/China Trade War roiling major industries and markets. By this time, their was political showmanship internally in America, underscored by growing domestic divisions. But then came Covid-19: SARS-COV-2, a new coronavirus…

Four Tips for Finding Business Abroad

These days finding the right market for your business might mean taking an international flight. And even if you don’t literally get on a plane you might find yourself negotiating prices for your T-Shirt or Shea Butter business with a merchant from Bangladesh or Ghana. Business has already gone international with multinationals and major corporations…

On Entropy: The Shifting World

As children, sometimes the most asinine things earn our attention.  At least in the old days they did, back when children played with toys that didn’t talk back or require a lithium battery to operate. One of those old affects was the proverbial spinning top. An awkward space-ship looking toy that, with the right torque…

Fantasy Funding: How the Fractional Banking System Fractured

According to 2019 Federal Reserve numbers, Americans in the United States hold 1.04 trillion dollars in credit card debt. And that liability is growing coupled with Student Loan debt which has reached 1.5 trillion dollars this year. We are looking at an unprecedented time when the flaws in the fractional banking system have created fractures…

A Community of Wealth: Africa and Growth

As Africa began to increase its economic position in the world, more attention began to accumulate in the region.  But as communications and technology made it easier for the world to better understand the state of African nations’ economic growth, an even grater query emerged.  How can nations replete with so much natural wealth have…

Everybody Wants to Rule the World: The Currency Race

There is a lot of talk swirling around the reason for the Slave Trade in Libya these days.  There is this thought that because of destabilization in the region, insurgents have  overrun the region and lawlessness has abounded.  There are a lot of horror going on in the region, and we have only seen a…