Time for a System Reboot: A Christmas Message

19 Dec
December 19, 2014

In my blogs over the past year, I’ve made mention of the fact that true entrepreneurial spirit is the only thing that’s going to change the world, if anything will. If we are to progress as a species, peaceful commerce must replace war as a method of international dealings. But the news only continues to get worse.

Based on what I’ve recently seen throughout the world, I honestly believe that we are headed for very serious trouble—and that the only real solution will be the same as when a computer operating system goes into a state of unstable operation: a reboot. So I would revise the above statement to say:

True entrepreneurial spirit, along with radical system changes, will save the world.

I don’t believe the problem lies with the planet itself, or the people involved—it’s our political and economic systems. Just like a computer is usually not at fault for failing; it’s the software, the operating system. And in our case, that operating system needs a drastic and complete reboot. Read more →

A Replacement for War? Part 2

27 Oct
October 27, 2014

As I covered in my last blog post, we as businesspeople actually hold the very seeds of world peace right in our hands. Trade can only be conducted by nations not at war, and our most powerful weapons are our ideas.

Now just how powerful is the idea, and what is the only way it can truly and effectively come about? Read more →

A Replacement for War?

15 Oct
October 15, 2014

Despite many promises to the contrary, war never seems to cease. While in the 20th century war was waged between nations, today it is a war on terror, with radical factions performing horrific acts that ultimately involve every world power. There seems to be no end in sight. If we are to survive as a species, we must eventually do away with war. What might be its replacement as the primary international activity of humankind? Read more →

“Man in the Mirror”, Part 2

04 Sep
September 4, 2014

In my last blog I quoted the amazing Michael Jackson’s 1988 hit song Man in the Mirror, and pointed out how true this is today: that for real change to come about in our world, it has to begin with each and every one of us.

Continuing on, then, what does that take? As I also pointed out, it certainly isn’t easy. I know of what I speak—I had to put myself through serious personal changes to shake off my difficult childhood and bring myself to where I am today.

Here are some steps with which I think everyone could agree, and where each one of us could start. Read more →