COVID-19: Beyond Economics, Bio-Defense and Finance (Part II)

As COVID-19 continues its path throughout the world, it is clear that China has been the worst hit. According to a recent China Caixin report and various manufacturing indexes, mainland factory activity has hit a record low. Before COVID-19, China forged ahead united in the face of a vicious trade war, massive Hong Kong protests,…

We Will Remember In Deeds

On days like this, always allude to our higher selves by going out to volunteer a few hours or getting together friends to help a Habitat for Humanity Project.  These are all admirable gestures, but by far we as professionals need to invest more.  Especially where it is really needed in our communities and cities. …

In Search of Amy Tan’s Successor

I remember when the Joy Luck Club came out at the movies. I was dying to see it. You see as a kid that grew up in the homogeneous Midwest, seeing such a depiction on screen was tantamount to visiting a magical land of fairies and dragons. Up until that point I had not seen…

Part 3: Far from Kapiti Plain

The first day in Adabraka, Accra Ghana, I had a tour guide.  He took me around the city to a few notable places.  He pointed them out and he was kind.  He had a fascination with America that I thought was cute.  He was absolutely sure that America was a beautiful place and he would like…