Cuba: Exporting Good Will or Good Business?

By Albert Goldson

Sometimes it takes a humanitarian crisis to reveal the extent to which a foreign country with significant business investments is committed to improve the well-being of the community. Recent news reports indicate that China is contributing 170 doctors to tackle the Ebola crisis. Despite China’s tremendous investments in Africa, Cuba, which has almost none, is providing 460 doctors, almost th

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Ebola - Bad Social Medicine

By Albert Goldson

As the real and imagined threat of Ebola increases daily so is the temptation for psychologically unhinged lone wolves and hate groups to exploit these fears. Already there’s a sense of inevitability that more cases will occur outside of West Africa particularly due to the ease of international travel and less than perfect border controls. It’s easier to smuggle in a virus than a box o

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Shadow Market Guardians - The Valkyrie of the Federal Reserve

By Albert Goldson

Painful as it might be, think back to the near economic apocalypse of 2008 when we were at the brink of a worldwide economic collapse. The catalyst to our fears was not just the rapid stock market downfall, it was that no one knew the values and relationships of exotic financial instruments like derivatives. Even in a reasonably transparent financial environment this lack of hard information to ex

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Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Scandal: How Peterson Can Recover Amid Fallout, Sponsor Pressure

By David Meltzer

The Minnesota Vikings placed star player Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list Wednesday, reversing a previous decision to reinstate the beleaguered running back amid intense public pressure. As critics and sponsors continue to scrutinize Peterson's child abuse scandal, his ability to salvage both his playing career and his off-the-field business opportunities may

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Connected To Goodness: Manifest Everything You Desire In Business and Life

By David Meltzer

David Meltzer was at the top of his game in the business world as CEO to sports super agent Leigh Steinberg (played by Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire). He worked alongside Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon and lectured around the globe. But something was missing, and the multimillionaire went on a rapid downward spiral that ended in bankruptcy. It was only then that David realized in order to

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Why Was Michael Sam Cut By The Rams? Personnel Decision, Not Homophobia

By David Meltzer

The St. Louis Rams’ decision to cut openly gay rookie defensive end Michael Sam despite a strong statistical performance this preseason led some to question whether his sexuality played a role in his dismissal from the team. But from a football perspective, Sam was always a long shot to make the Rams’ final squad.Sam was among the Rams’ final cuts Saturday as the franchise tr

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Meditate to Success: The Skill Every Entrepreneur Should Develop

By David Meltzer

I call meditation “The Wizard of Oz” or my “behind the scenes” component to my business mantra of “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun”. I start off every day mediating for twenty minutes. I find the practice so important on so many levels.If you haven’t meditated before, it’s akin to when you first decide to start wo

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Meditate: It's That Simple

By David Meltzer

After building a career from speed and flashing lights – as I did in the sports and entertainment industries – it might be surprising that I attribute my success to finding a daily stillness. But that’s exactly the case. My 20 minutes of daily meditation is a vital part of who I am. It balances the hectic nature of life, clears my mind to focus on what’s important, and simp

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Be More Interested Than Interesting

By David Meltzer

The biggest downfall of people is what I term “Their Stickability”. They talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk. You need to be more interested than interesting … in not just people, but places and things as well. It’s about asking questions in order to educate yourself and then listening if you’re talking to someone or researching to find your answers. The uni

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Free Legal Counsel: Greed is Bad

By Albert Goldson

The movie The Counselor (2013), an extraordinarily dark movie with an All-Star cast and directed by Ridley Scott, presents a different perspective about greed that few films discuss. Michael Fassbender is the Counselor, a successful lawyer who has money problems because he pursues an unsustainable of a lifestyle. To resolve his financial woes, he turns to his high-end drug dealer friend Reiner (Ja

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