What is the Recipe for a Great Jamaica?

Jamaica is at a monumental crossroads. This has placed my thinking into overdrive. What makes a nation great? What is the life blood of a country? Who and where are the cultural gatekeepers? What would a cultural counter insurgency look like to reverse the rot? These questions have been ruminating in my mind as I […]
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How do we prepare our boys in a verbally-oriented World?

The present recession in the US has been described as mancession as the jobs lost has nailed especially those in the manufacturing sector. Detroit is the unfortunate poster child of serious right sizing with dire consequences for many. In this brave new global economy, most of these jobs will not be returning, and cash strapped […]
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In This New Decade – Repair, Rebuild, Restore

The term I use to describe the last decade is one of  shock & awe as our sensibilities on so many fronts were shaken at their foundations.  I can personally testify to this experience as in one year of the last decade, I experienced shock & awe in marriage, health and employment .  Around our […]
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Who Really controls the Economic Recovery?

  I have not been to the local mall since last year.  Before you acuse me of not supporting the effort, the FEDEX and UPS trucks know my address better than the postman, as I prefer the on-line experience. My youngest daughter cajoled me into experiencing a real mall experience as we made our way […]
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Facing the Jobless Monster – One Family’s Journey

The unemployment rate and other technical terms used to describe the impact fail to capture the anguish and human toll of the economic  tsunami. . Like a tornado, it strike swats within communities and industries  leaving many staggering and drowning in a sea of debt and despair. . One powerful tool that we do possess […]
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Are These on Your Interview Prep Cheat Sheet?

Maybe you were laid off, or finished your schooling, and here you are trying  your best to secure that interview .  After working your network, and exercising all your skills, you have an opportunity to show your stuff.  How you you make the most of the interview opportunity? . I have compiled a list of […]
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Have You switched to a “pay as You Go” Lifestyle?

Have you noticed the commercials of credit card companies lately? The usual taglines of: “Don’t leave home without it” “What’s in your wallet”. are as popular as Bernie Madoff in New York. More people are now  singing the jingle of freecreditreport.com instead. We consumers are leaving home with  credit card-lite wallets! In addition, the card […]
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The Friday Chicken Foot Stock Index

Thank God it’s Friday has taken on new meaning for you! With a momentary sense of relief you amend this statement to say “Thank God it’s Friday and I still have a job!” You did not hear that kiss of death phrase, “The boss wants to see you”. “How do I become my boss’s MVP?” […]
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Making Every Penny Count

Have you notice a growing line these days at the coin exchange machine in your local supermarket? I could not help but notice a line of adults at the machine while shopping on yesterday. This scene triggered some memories of a few year ago. I had used penny collecting as a means  of teaching my […]
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