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Eyes of Children, Taxi Driver Wisdom, The Face of America, Tolerance »

[14 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

When Fabio arrived in the United States in 2003, from France, American sentiment was not friendly to the French, who had refused to support participation in the Iraq war.  Within his first few weeks in the United States, he was beaten up.   Then, a co-worker at his new job tormented him relentlessly, unabashedly telling him “The French are not welcome here.”   Feeling bitter and angry, he alternately felt a desire for vengeance, and considered whether he should return to France.  
One day, as he was at work in the medical lab, his co-worker was …

Cultural Differences, Global Creativity »

[10 May 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Do you have a verse you would add to a World Song? Contribute it here, and two years from today we will set aside one hour for the world to sing in unison. Let me know if you would like to be a country organizer for this great event. We all have the power to manifest the beauty of the diversity of our world symphony.

Cultural Differences, Defining Root Problems, The Face of America »

[8 May 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

There is a piece of fancy footwork known as the “diplomatic shuffle” to Americans who work overseas. It refers to the fact that in many countries, the circles of personal space that people are comfortable with are much smaller. For example, when someone from an Asian country speaks to an American, they often stand closer to the American than the American is comfortable with. This causes the American to shuffle backwards. The Asian then shuffles forwards, to maintain the circle of personal space that they are comfortable with. The American, personal space violated, shuffles backwards again. This continues until the American’s back hits a wall and s/he begins to perspire with discomfort. Click above to read full article….

Economic Opportunity »

[6 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

For hundreds of years, we did not see each other. Suffering in Mumbai would have been known only anecdotally by way of merchants. In 2009, technology has enabled us to see, reach and interact with people half a world away.
For the first time since the dawn of the ages, mankind has the potential to unite, sharing resources, perspectives, brilliance, and energies, as well as a common mission: to perpetuate and grow a world symphony where individual and cultural differences are valued, and the uniqueness and integrity of individualities are …

Economic Opportunity »

[6 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

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Earning Money in a Global World, Economic Opportunity, Immigration to the USA »

[6 May 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Throughout the world people hope to win the “Green Card Lottery.”  Officially known as the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program,” the lottery offers a chance for a new life in the United States.
The lottery randomly selects 50,000 potential immigrants who come from countries that have low rates of immigration to the United States, and offers them a chance to apply for a Green Card which will allow them permanent residence in the USA, along with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 .  The visas are not available …

Defining Root Problems »

[5 May 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

How trivial do the disputes among us seem when suddenly, as a world, we are confronted by forces larger – or in the case of a virus- smaller-  that threaten?  Swine flu may be today’s wake up call, but it is far from the only threat we must confront in unison.
In 2009, the planet is warming.  Species are dying.  Ecosystems are changing.  Impacts on food supplies loom.
In 2009, antibiotics are losing their effectiveness.   Scientists testing the oceans are finding trace levels of medicines in the waters, because people throw their …

Earning Money in a Global World, Economic Opportunity, Taxi Driver Wisdom »

[4 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

We all want opportunity.  In years past, opportunity was hard to come by.  Today, with the internet, opportunity is there for us.  To some degree, it may even assail us, with the seemingly endless promises of overnight wealth to be attained.
In his great work MacBeth, Shakespeare wrote: “Evil lures with trifles of truth.”  And so it does.   When someone buries a wee bit of truth within a proposition that may seem preposterous, but is yet something we would hope for, the tendency is to fixate on the bit of truth …

Earning Money in a Global World, Economic Opportunity, Men & Women »

[4 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

How much money can you make on the Internet? Who can access internet opportunity? What are the benefits? How important is a solid command of English to internet success?

Defining Root Problems, Eyes of Children »

[4 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

“Of course Jesus was white,” shouted the white kids.

“He was not!” Shouted the black kids.

All of them heatedly looked to me for the answer. The answer was so easy, and it was so enervating to be able to enlighten them.