San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Mayor is ‘An Opportunistic Politician’

San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Mayor is ‘An Opportunistic Politician’

San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Mayor is ‘An Opportunistic Politician’ A back-and-forth war of words has erupted between US officials and San Juan’s Mayor in the wake of the storm that crippled Puerto Rico and left it without electricity as residents sought to recover from the hurricane damage. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, a member […]

Trump Seeks Higher Ground, GOP Brass Lose the Balance of Power

Trump Seeks Higher Ground, GOP Brass Lose the Balance of Power

Trump Seeks Higher Ground, GOP Brass Lose the Balance of Power As usual with President Trump’s more imaginative moves, the arrangement with the Democratic congressional leaders to defer the debt-ceiling issue for 3 months and pass hurricane relief at once was a more important step than it appears. The Key element of it is that […]

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market $HSI, $TCEHY, $PNGAY, $AAPL, $FB Among the world’s biggest stock markets, there have not been any better investments YTD than Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index But under the surface of that 25% rise, gains are getting more concentrated, and that means for some shares, volatility is on […]

These are the Key Leadership Qualities, Do You Have Them?

These are the Key Leadership Qualities, Do You Have Them?

These are the Key Leadership Qualities, Do You Have Them? Vision, passion, and integrity are the well known leadership traits. But, there are several more Key qualities and some of them have been perceived as weaknesses. These traits can be developed and nurtured to help further the abilities as a leader, at work, in community, […]

The European Union is Failing, Why?

The European Union is Failing, Why?

The European Union is Failing, Why? What will the future of the European Union be?  Bruce Thornton projects a solution to their future that lies in the EU showing greater respect for the diversity of cultures of its member states. He states, “The challenge facing Europe today is not just reforming its economies or crafting saner immigration […]

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness

The Qatar Crisis: Signs of Weakness The decision by some Persian Gulf and Arab nations to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar is indicative of the deep crisis brewing in the region over the lack of real Sunni leadership. This situation could represent an opportunity for Israel if it treads lightly. The decision by Saudi Arabia, […]

Applying Zen Principles to Leadership

Applying Zen Principles to Leadership

Applying Zen Principles to Leadership We all know that successful leaders delegate effectively, communicate clearly, coach and mentor their staff and think strategically. But leadership is more than these commonly understood principles. It is about thinking creatively, innovatively and managing change successfully. There are 7 aesthetic principles of Zen that, if we apply to our […]

The Leadership is Bouncing Around, Uncertainty Abounds

The Leadership is Bouncing Around, Uncertainty Abounds

The Leadership is Bouncing Around, Uncertainty Abounds $SPY, $JPM, $C At 1st glance, the US stock market in Y 2016 is nothing like it was last year, when Winners kept winning and gainers were concentrated in a handful of leadership stocks. But, now the leadership keeps bouncing around. Since January, the S&P 500 Index’s strongest […]

Women it the Workplace 2016

Women it the Workplace 2016

Women it the Workplace 2016 More than 75% of CEO’s include gender equality in their top ten business priorities, but gender outcomes across the largest companies are not changing. Women are less likely to receive the 1st critical promotion to manager, so far fewer end up on the path to leadership, and they are less […]

There is Growing Evidence That Obama’s Foriegn Policy is Failing

There is Growing Evidence That Obama’s Foriegn Policy is Failing

There is Growing Evidence That Obama’s Foriegn Policy is Failing When US President Barack Hussein Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the ability (read political power) to deliver US approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), even though the 2 Presidential candidates […]

Donald Trump Traveling in Scotland Takes ‘Measured’ Approach to Brexit

Donald Trump Traveling in Scotland Takes ‘Measured’ Approach to Brexit

Donald Trump Traveling in Scotland Takes ‘Measured’ Approach to Brexit Donald Trump played down the financial market turmoil in the wake of Britain’s ‘leave’ the EU vote,on a visit to his Trump International golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland Saturday. There Donald Trump was asked by reporters if he was worried about the volatility in financial […]

Wall Street Guessed Wrong, UK Votes to “Sever” from the EU

Wall Street Guessed Wrong, UK Votes to “Sever” from the EU

Wall Street Guessed Wrong, UK Votes to “Sever” from the EU $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $USO, $GBP, $USD, $JPY The liberals have been beaten, the polls were wrong, the people have taken back their country. The voters in Great Britain have chosen to take their country out of the EU leaving their government’s leadership […]

The Real Barrier to Iran’s Economic Revival

The Real Barrier to Iran’s Economic Revival

The Real Barrier to Iran’s Economic Revival By now it has become clear that Iran’s expectations of an immediate economic revival following the nuclear deal were unrealistic. Tehran thought that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) would restore its severed links to the international financial system and to sources of foreign investment. Instead, the […]

Ivanka Trump, “America is getting to know my Father.”

Ivanka Trump, “America is getting to know my Father.”

Ivanka Trump, “America is getting to know my Father.” Donald Trump’s eldest daughter defends her father, lauding him for having revived and elevated the political discussion in America. In an interview last Friday, Ivanka Trump, described as her father’s most influential adviser, said the country is just learning about “who he really is.” “He has […]

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) $TSLA Tesla’s Q-1 earnings came in at a $283-M loss. Two Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) production chiefs are leaving the EV country as it struggles to launch its mass-market Model 3 car and increase production. According to filings and media reports, the departures follow a rocky production start […]