Self-Actualization & African American Leadership

Thinking about how the African-American community would be highly served by learning the basic tenants of personal growth that a large sector of white entrepreneurs have internalized. The work of Dr. Brene Brown, Tony Robbins, Seth Godin and the like are foreign work to many in community organizers and leaders who are desperately in need of of … Continue Reading

Fear and Apathy in Business Owners

I’ve been living in Chicago for about 6 years. I was only 22 when I moved here. In that sense, I’ve sort of grown up here. I’ve had the privilege and misfortune of allowing our nation’s most politically formidable city to groom me on my path to adulthood. During that time I’ve learned: Scarcity is … Continue Reading

Tech and the Village Experience

Growing up, I attended an all white private school. With the exception of 1st and 2nd grades, I  was the only black student in my class from pre-k to 6th grade. During this time my parents recognized how damaging that could be to my social development and pushed cultural pride through a rigorous curriculum of … Continue Reading