Akon: The Necessity of Financial Services

Financial services are important because they help us start businesses, create economic flow, and bring communities together by facilitating transactions with those around us. More meaningfully, they allow us to invest in a better future for ourselves and our families. Right now, there are over two billion people who do not have access to financial […]

5 Ways to Move From Employee to Entrepreneur

How many times have you had drinks with colleagues after a long week and the following situation happens. You sit around a table of Buffalo wings and beer to discuss the latest celebrity debacle, who won the big game, and inevitably, complain about your job. Despite the normal topics of conversation, easily and expectedly, work […]

5 Questions That New CEOs Must Ask Themselves

Taking a startup from an idea on a napkin to a successful business takes perseverance and often a decade of full commitment. An absolute unwillingness to quit is much more than just a required ingredient in a complex success equation. Simply making that deep, 10-year commitment to your life’s mission will create almost immediate effects. […]

Why I Endured Bullying for Years

If you had asked me fifteen years ago whether I had ever been bullied or mobbed, I would have said no. Now, I’m not so sure. The first time I went to see a therapist I was thirty. I talked for the entire hour of this first session about all the times I had found […]

3 Ways to Combat Poverty with Transformational Technology

According to the World Bank, the global poverty rate is lower than it has ever been in recorded history. More than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty (defined as living on less than $1.90 per day) over the past 25 years. This is surely one of the greatest achievements of our […]