Defining Root Problems »

[8 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Faith. The belief in something that is as yet unseen.

Hope. Belief in a positive outcome in the future.

Love. The antithesis of Apathy.  The opposite of Fear.
(No, not hate. Hate is a disfiguring of love.  The true evil is apathy.)  Love must begin with love of self.  From there Love catalyzes all else.

The Biggest Obstacle to Success: The absence of Faith, Hope and Love.

Faith, Hope and Love – these three.   But the greatest of these is Love.

Believe in Yourself.   Believe in a Positive …

Economic Opportunity, Global Creativity, Immigration to the USA »

[12 Jul 2009 | 11 Comments | ]

It has been suggested by a student at the CUNY School of Professional Studies that the numbers of visas available to foreigners should be based on the historic productivity and contribution to the USA by immigrants of the individual’s nation. He proposed that a greater number of visas should be allocated to countries that have produced immigrants who have significantly contributed more to the progress of this country. As examples, he noted the contribution of Mexican immigrants to agriculture, Philippine immigrants to nursing and health care, and Indian immigrants to engineering and telecommunications.He posited that it is not fair that countries that have not produced a significant number of immigrants who have helped shape America should have the same number of visa available as the rest of the world. He proposed that countries ought to be extended visas based on a weighted evaluation of how immigrants from those countries have contributed to the greatness of the USA. Do you agree? Click above to read more and comment…

Cultural Differences, Taxi Driver Wisdom »

[12 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]

The Ebo tribe in Nigeria frowns upon praising relatives, friends and acquaintances.  Showering someone with verbal sentiments of love, appreciation, respect, etc. occurs less frequently than in many other cultures.  It is thought that such praise will “go to  one’s head.”  Rather, caring is evidenced by action.  It is in the sometimes dull, but constant, loyal and dedicated presence and support of one for another that love is evidenced.  To the Ebo tribe in Nigeria, LOVE IS A VERB.

Defining Root Problems, Eyes of Children »

[13 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

There is a television show on American T.V. about a man known as “The Dog Whisperer.”   Born in Mexico, his ability to communicate with dogs became apparent when he was young.  The locals called him: “El Perrero”- which is Spanish for “The Dog Man.”   On every television episode of “The dog Whisperer,” Cesar Millan tames and rehabilitates dogs who seem impossible to control.  The ferocious, the biters, the “fraidy-cats,” the “escape-artists”- Cesar Millan can cause them all to become well-behaved and well-adjusted.   But on last night’s episode, it looked like …

Defining Root Problems, Taxi Driver Wisdom, Tolerance »

[11 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Luis is a Taxi Driver from Argentina who has evidenced a keen aptitude for dispute resolution.  On a recent road trip in Baltimore, I appreciated his ability to “be his own boss” and complained about the lack of “human-ness” working in a corporation.   He jumped at the opportunity to share his unhappy experiences in the corporate world, as a manager stuggling to balance work needs and the needs of employees in the midst of office politics and pettiness.  It seems the employees were constantly arguing about the heat.  Some thought …

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

[11 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

If you missed the introduction to how Miguel from Mexico, Fuhrat from Iraq and Hanna from Bulgaria were able to access global economic opportunity and create prosperity for themselves and their families with no opportunity-no money to start, go to the FULL STORY under the opportunities page above. Here is the continuation…

Economic Opportunity, Immigration to the USA »

[9 Jun 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

Are you eligible to apply to the Diversity Visa Lottery for a US Green Card that will allow you to become a permanent resident of the United States? Each year the US State Department’s national Visa Center oversees the Diversity Lottery to bring immigrants to the USA. Applying to the Diversity Lottery is Free. But not everyone is eligible to participate.
These are the requirements:

Only persons from certain countries are eligible. 50,000 visas are issued each year under the diversity Lottery to people who come from countries that have …