Saudi Moves Forward on Education and ICT

Saudi Arabia has begun to shift its focus in recent years away from oil economy dependency and toward greater inclusion in more flexible markets and industries.  Technology has become a major force multiplier in the world today for economies around the globe, especially those in developing economies.  The Kingdom has recognized that it’s oil economy…

Raising the Future of Work: Youth Employment

Between April and July youth employment rises throughout the United States.  These changes most notably due to summer break and academic schedules which allow for more youth to become a part of the employed population.  While youth employment numbers have fluctuated very little in recent times, however, according the the Bureau of Labor Statistics for…

Protect Your Creativity: Is Media Working For or Against You?

I’m a writer, and I love to write.  But usually, when I sit down to pen a magna carta—I often shut out all other media (radio, tv, news, ads, even music with too many repetitive lyrics).  Media is powerful, and it can influence your choices in many ways.  More importantly, those choices can be detrimental. …

Go Global: Use the Power of Media

The power to go global is often thought to be a unique feature of the information age and the process of globalization.  However, this would be inaccurate.  Globalization has been going on for thousands of years.  We now know that Africans traveled to the Americas as far back as 60,000 ce, where relics of their…

3 Ways Social Media Can Improve Your Life

Social media has been a creeping phenomena over the past 15 years.   When we think about it, we often envision sights like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  However social media has been growing since the early days of AOL Messenger, CollegeClub and Myspace.  In fact, it all started with the online forum, which, in essence, is…

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…

King Media: Technology Crowns Storytellers

It’s a fact today that in the US American Journalism is dying.  Often on its last leg it struggles for relevance in a 140 character world of minute by minute, play by play social media.  Without a doubt, the developed world is solidly ensconced in the information age. The stories that journalistic outlets have told…

A Woman’s World: Perception & Media

Imagine that your own daughter is sitting down to read or watch. How would you want her life to play out, if she by some chance found herself in the same situation?