International Buffer Zones: Exploring Dual Financial Systems

Two men walk into a bank. One leaves with a neat paper envelop with 10 bills while another leaves his bank with a gigantic brown paper sack of bills cuffed under his arm. They both took out the same value equivalent. The difference is that the FOREX decided whose money is worth more. A definitive…

Financing The Way Forward: Ideas Advancing the Future of Human Endeavor

For the second time the world is put on the brink of financial collapse due to the dealings of a few nations. It seems the same characters were involved once again in almost single-handely sinking the entire world economy through duplicitous banking sector practices; selling dubious financial instruments and bad debt as AAA+ rated financial…

The Brave New Word Is Here

While some nations are busy wielding their collective economic power to coerce, the overlooked hard facts of the material world have emerged. The fact that power is concentrated in energy resources, food production and human innovation; and underscored by the ability to defend those resources from pirate economies has come to the fore. The new…

The Evolution of Fintech in The Era of Natural Resource Titans

As more and more people begin to acclimate to pseudo block chain currencies and more governments adopt them–the dominance of both banks and Visa/MasterCard as major payment processing platforms will recede. In 2021 Visa’s net revenue was 7.1 billion dollars according to a Barron’s financial report; while MasterCard nabbed more than 18.8 billion. New tech…

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…

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…

Three Sales Strategies for Business and Developing Economies

Aside from the unique few or those who studied it at university–most people hate selling. Particularly direct sales. However, regardless of who you are–if you’re in business, you’re going to need to sell. Selling requires not only having a product, but presenting it in such a way that the buyer wants to buy it. As…

Innovating For Common Good In Shifting Markets

Inevitably, there is always a business actor that complicates the efficient flow of business. Whether that is internal management or within an industry it happens. Just as in the early days of US industry he USA was rife with predatory internal actors at the turn of the century. It was necessary to create protections to…

Pakistan Plots A Market Comeback

Despite the ravages of Covid-19 reducing Pakistan’s annual growth to 1 percent according to the World Bank, still local experts are optimistic. The landlocked nation has been able to weather the pandemic with nearly 900,000 cases. The slowdown from its largest export destinations, the US, China and the UK left Pakistan needing resources to shire…

While You Were Sleeping: Leveraging The Old Trade Order

The UK just signed a mega £1.2billion pound free-trade deal with Ghana. The resource-scarce nation has been signing a frenzy of trade deals post Brexit (The Britain’s exit from the EU). The deal will give Ghana instant tariff-free access, especially for the products it exports most. According to an official release from the UK Department…