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…

Here’s Why Failing Your Interview Is Good

As the science on workplace health and leadership improves, we are learning more about what motivates people and increases productivity.  Even as these advances increase, career coaches are still teaching candidates the same old robotic way to use “soft skills” to finesse their way into a nightmare job. According to a 2015 Rand study, “Working…

Business Sense: Not All Advice Is Created Equal

I used to think that doing business was reserved only for a certain sector of people. This is not to say that my own extended family was deep in the business of business. However, it always seemed an untenable goal—and more importantly one to which I did not aspire. But pretty soon, I acquired the…

Part 2: Pieces of an Unfinished Diary

While I was in Accra, I attempted to write my thoughts in a diary.  Collecting pieces and impressions just moments or hours after the interaction helped me to capture them in more vivid terms than even a recollection from today.  So, I’ve pieced together little pieces of my Diary–those events I can share! “Ghana is…