“Man in the Mirror”, Part 1

20 Aug
August 20, 2014

In 1988 the legendary Michael Jackson had a number one hit with a song called “Man in the Mirror.” For anyone who wasn’t around at the time, the chorus went: Read more →

Are Great Leaders Born…Or Are They Made?

07 Jul
July 7, 2014

In my last blog I covered the necessity for great leaders, especially in today’s digital world in which examples are readily seen and so must be set. I described in general terms some of the qualities that make up a great leader.

This leads to a pertinent question: How do such leaders come about? Are they born, or are they made? Read more →

Where Do Our Leaders Come From?

25 Jun
June 25, 2014

My last blog post ended with an admonition to today’s leaders to wake up to the fact that on this tiny blue planet we are all interconnected, and war is no longer any kind of solution to our issues.

That led me to start thinking about our next generation of leaders. Where do they come from? Are they just born, as some would have us believe, or are they made? And what differentiates a good leader from one who is not so good or even bad? Read more →

Could the Internet and Global Commerce Put an End to War?

13 May
May 13, 2014

As mentioned in my previous blog post, this year marks the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. At the conclusion of that war—at the time referred to as The Great War—the prevailing opinion was that we’d never see another one like it and Earth would finally be at peace. A mere 20 years later, however, Adolf Hitler’s army marched into Poland and thus began what was to become World War II. Six years later, after 60 million (roughly 2.5 percent of the planet’s population at the time) had been killed, it finally concluded. Once again, everyone thought we would finally have world peace.

As history tells us, that was certainly not true. War after conflict has followed in a bloody trail since—and as I said in my previous blog it seems evident we have not learned much in the last 100 years. But today we could be saved by technology which, unfortunately, was not available to our forefathers. Read more →