Business and the New Consciousness

Changes in Business

A consequence of global centralization has been the dependence of countries on a handful of companies for their economic stability. When these industries and the corporations inside them falter, economies are devastated because of their dependency. With the current transformational period, many new age thought leaders predict that the global economy will evolve in the […]

Generations in the Workplace

Generations in the Workplace

This is the first time in American history that we’ve had four generations working side-by-side in the workplace. Research indicates that people communicate based on their generational backgrounds. Each generation has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits and motivational buttons. Communication between these age gaps is shaky at best. Because of this, ego conflicts, major confrontations, […]

Misguided Opportunities in Business

Misguided Opportunities in Business

Maybe I’m just tired of corporate politics. Or maybe I’m just tired of the fact that business leaders love to use positive terms to represent challenges they want someone else to handle. Take the word ‘opportunity’ for example. So many professionals toss this word around that it’s lost all meaning. What I find most amusing […]

Ego & Money: Not a Good Mix

Ego & Money

There are many reasons why people spend money unwisely.  The core motivator underlying most spending habits and behaviors is ego.  Problems arise when we unconsciously allow ego to control our spending decisions.  By not staying consciously aware of our motivations to spend money, we make it much more difficult to spend our money wisely.  This […]

Ego’s Influence on the Use of Money

Ego & Money

Money… ego attaches our emotions and feelings to it.  Many people think that money is the root of all evil.  However, if you boil down the financial issues of today’s world to their basic elements, what you will find is selfish impulses based on the demands of ego.  Money only makes us more of who […]

History of the Banking Industry

Fiat Currency

Before currency was invented, the purchase of goods and services had been conducted mainly through trade.  As the centuries rolled by, coins made from precious metals like gold or silver were used that represented a predetermined value.  By the 1600’s, people realized that they didn’t want to have all that gold and silver lying around […]