Global Next’s Winter/Spring Season 2014: The World in Context Wrap Up

April 14, 2014Well, it appears I am not a good blogger when I am traveling. Maybe I need to Tweet more - and share “sound-bites” of my impressions of the world. Obviously waiting for the “right time” to write a more comprehensive account of leadership conferences and other experiences is not working! So, as the … Continue reading Global Next’s Winter/Spring Season 2014: The World in Context Wrap Up

MIDDLE EAST UPDATE: Iran, Libya, Iraq and Egypt

January 15, 2014 Well, it’s only January, but it’s time to do a quick update on what’s going on in the Middle East. There are four issues that deserve our attention. DEAL WITH IRAN The West struck a landmark deal with Iran over their nuclear program. Under the deal, Iran has agreed to cap the … Continue reading MIDDLE EAST UPDATE: Iran, Libya, Iraq and Egypt

Looking Ahead: The Globalnexter in 2014

January 6, 2014As 2014 gets started, I thought I’d give a preview for the first part of my year ahead. For those not familiar with Global Next and its work, click HERE. The short version is this: I go places either for the purpose of training leaders in a global setting or I go places … Continue reading Looking Ahead: The Globalnexter in 2014

2013 End of Year List: Part One

December 24, 2013 We’re getting ready to say goodbye to the year 2013. I’ve always liked the end of a year. It provides a chance to think, to reflect and to evaluate. All good things, in my thinking, anyway. So, I’m dedicating my last two blogs of 2013 to my list of random things from … Continue reading 2013 End of Year List: Part One

Global Update by the Numbers

Every now and again, it’s interesting to take a raw look at the numbers of the world - and what those numbers might mean. So here’s my first-ever “Global Update by the Numbers.” 7.18 Billion: Current global population - world population reached 7 billion on October 31, 2011.  Meaning: There are lots of people around! … Continue reading Global Update by the Numbers

Guns, Violence and Distractions

A gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, September 16th. Thirteen people are dead - including the gunman. At least eight others were injured. Aaron Alexis, from Fort Worth, Texas was identified as the gunman. It’s been reported that he was a Navy reservist, but had been discharged for a pattern of … Continue reading Guns, Violence and Distractions

Six Reasons Why You MUST Travel

A big part of the work of Global Next involves the magic of travel. One of our primary programs is taking students and young professionals to international locations where we host leadership conferences. These conferences are held in places like Oxford University, Paris, Germany, Prague, Athens, Rome, Poland and Jerusalem. Each location offers a different … Continue reading Six Reasons Why You MUST Travel

Five Reasons Americans Should Care About What’s Happening in Egypt

The pursuit of democracy is messy. Sorting out a society when all you’ve had since you can remember is tyrannical dictatorships is going to take some time. Many of my colleagues in Egypt believed that they had achieved freedom and democracy on February 11, 2011, when President Mubarak was ousted. Not true. Removing Mubarak was … Continue reading Five Reasons Americans Should Care About What’s Happening in Egypt

Egypt in Context

Of course I have to blog about Egypt. My organization, Global Next, has an office in Cairo. We offer numerous training conferences and run an internship program there. I have witnessed first-hand the impact of the first revolution in 2011, the presidential election of 2012, the subsequent violence in the winter of 2013 and the … Continue reading Egypt in Context