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[29 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on International Music: Stand By Me | ]

See this great music video that combines music from musicians across the world with words that are true for everyone, everywhere. Let’s stand by each other.

Eyes of Children, Many Forms of Slavery, Social Entreprenurialism »

[23 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

 There are eyes of children looking up from sewer grates in Addis Ababa, the capitol city of Ethiopia.  They are not just street children- they are underground children.  They have made their homes in the sewage piping and filthy underground caverns below the city.  They live in dirty tunnels, sewers, caverns and drain holes for the septic waste system, under city streets where thousands walk over them every day without “seeing” them.  The world needs to know this. 

Who will help them?  Can I?
How can we go about our days eating plenty, choosing more expensive clothes than …

Defining Root Problems, Global Creativity, Heroes, Social Entreprenurialism »

[23 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Lets Get Creative! | ]

It’s like harmony in our world symphony when needs, ideas, talents and resources come together across cultures! 
 In Africa, where women had to carry water bottles on their heads for miles to bring the water back to the village, an engineer/social entrepreneur  from another country had a GREAT idea that the African villagers put into action!     The idea:  A water pump constructed as a merry-go-round for the village children.  When the children spin on the merry-go-round, the pump automatically pumps out water!   (Check out the CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO pics of …

Defining Root Problems, Global Creativity, Social Entreprenurialism »

[22 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]

Imagine the zest, energy, creativity and business acumen of entrepreneurs applied to social issues. Social Entrepreneurs seek to achieve positive change on a large- even global- scale. But what exactly is Social Entrepreneurialism? Differing understanding of the meaning of words is a much overlooked root cause of dissension in our world. We can creep along ignoring our differences in use of language and perceived meaning with only minor irritations bubbling, but the inevitable result of differing interpretations of words and terms is a full scale eruption of dispute at an inopportune moment.

Global Creativity, Social Entreprenurialism »

[22 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on Social Entrepreneurialism & Tactics of Hope | ]

Watch this video to learn how you can become a social entrepreneur and make a difference…

Economic Opportunity, Many Forms of Slavery, The Face of America »

[21 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

We seek prosperity, better lives for ourselves and for our children.  We access opportunity and measure success by the degree of escalation we have achieved from the point at which we started.   Yet in pursuit of  success,  too many find an endless seeking that is never satisfied.
Is it a disease of America or a disease of Man- this desire for more?  Or is the quest for “more” chiseled into the nature of our existence,  embedded in our DNA- the road map of life?  Ironically, true success and the quenching …

Economic Opportunity, Global Creativity, Heroes »

[16 Apr 2009 | 10 Comments | ]

It is a new world.  Countries and people are interconnected in ways our parents could not have imagined.  We are interdependent. And out of the web of technology that has connected us has come new possibilities for each and every individual on the planet.  We each have the power to be super-humans- super self-actualized- achieving a worldwide impact by our own actions that never before could have been possible. With the internet, we each are free to touch millions of other individuals.  We can express our views, and be heard. …

Eyes of Children, Social Entreprenurialism »

[16 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on 2009 Spring Concert of Hope | ]

You are Invited to the 2009 Spring Concert of Hope!


Economic Opportunity, The Face of America »

[11 Apr 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

News reports today stated that a law effected in Texas in 2008, eliminating the right of seasonal workers to obtain drivers’ licenses, has been overturned by a judge.   Hallelujah for the democratic process, which most often results in justice.
News reports today also presented an update to the recent serving of justice in the case of an immigrant college student from Florida, originally from Egypt, who was accused of engaging in terrorism, after what may or may not have been pipe bombs were found in the trunk of a car …

Cultural Differences, Defining Root Problems, Men & Women »

[11 Apr 2009 | 12 Comments | ]

A dog wags its tail when it is happy.  A cat wags its tail when it is angry or upset.   Is it any wonder they don’t get along?
Most of us assume we are understood, that we understand others-  that when words are communicated carefully, accurate meaning is conveyed.  Most of us further believe that our actions speak as plainly as words.   But actions can be fuzzy.
Cultural differences impact actions.  And actions are understood in the context of cultural norms.  Unlike the translation of words, the cultural norms supporting actions are …