India, The Builder

The India Finance Ministry has projected growth to jump from 7.5 percent over its previously projected 7.2 percent for the 2019-2020. India has been quietly pushing industry ahead with its partnerships and its economic reforms in the early 90s according to its Finance Minister. Forbes lists India as the fastest growing economy in the world…

Here’s Why Today’s Hard Work Will Not Make You Rich

Perhaps one of the biggest myths is that hard work equals success. This is a concept strongly held in Western tradition, despite its historic and present day inaccuracies. The hidden assumption behind the hard work trope is that the “worker” will be able to enjoy the production value behind his/her own hard work. This is…

Grad Nation: 3 Tips for College Grads

In part one of our two-part series on graduation, we learned a few key things students matriculating to higher education should keep in mind during graduation.  According to the National Center for education Statistic, public institutions had the highest graduation rates of public, private an for-profit institutions (accept in cases where the for-profit institution had…

Is NAFTA a Roadmap for Africa’s Continental Free Trade Agreement?

The deadline to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is set for the end of March; but it is currently under renegotiation, with the U.S. and Canada making some of the biggest changes. The current administration has been skeptical of NAFTA’s economic benefit; with experts also disagreeing over how effective the agreement has…

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…

Getting Grants that Matter

Lot’s of small businesses and fledgling nonprofit organizations overlook the possibility that public and private grants can afford.   Many do not know that grants can be acquired by for-profit businesses and even non-affiliated groups.  Often I’ve seen that smaller nonprofits, social justice enterprises and groups grapple with writing grants alone.  Many do not even a…

Do This One Thing For Business Success

If you’re an entrepreneur, business owner or any other kind of professional you know the challenges that you may face reaching your goal.  There is a myth out there that your “fancy” startup will get tons of funding from savvy venture capitalists hoping to invest  in the latest hot app or business venture.  However the…

Born A Woman: Dignity Defined

Women need to be acknowledged for the plight they’ve faced throughout the world. Ask any man if he’d like to trade historic places with women from whatever locale he hails and I’m not sure many would agree.

Reflections on Ghana: Africans Will “Save” Africa

Traditionally, Africa’s growth has been quantified in terms of Foreign Aid, good governance models and foreign investment.  However, statistics are now proving that those ideas are in fact wrong.  The popular notion in most sectors, both domestically and internationally, is that African nations achieve growth through investment from large multinationals that mine natural resources, wealthy…