Sunday, August 2, 2020

Are Black Men Afraid of Power?


When we think of power, the animal kingdom is filled with images.  There are lions, thoroughbred horses and elephants.  When it comes to athletes, you have Lawrence Taylor, Mike Tyson and Jim Brown.  When it comes to market domination, you have names like John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan.  Those men are still called titans and

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?


Most of you can set goals and achieve them.  You usually choose goals that require the skills and competencies you have acquired over the years.  It could be said that most goals fit your character.  When you have the skills and a character that fits the mission, you are more likely to figure out next steps when you experience failure.  Most of you know various mantras about getting

Sunday, July 26, 2020

How Men Strive and Thrive Through Adversity


Because I have lived in several countries, some have referred to me as a globetrotter.  When you spend time living in various nations, you face some adversity.  It could be from language, culture, running out of money or a myriad of other unforeseen circumstances.  At the same time, doing globetrotter things does not qualify me to play for the Harlem Globe Trotters.  Wayne Clark, on the other hand, has also spent time

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Is Your Bookkeeper Keeping You Ahead of the Curve?


When most people think of bookkeepers, they see it as a luxury.  In fact, some entrepreneurs may believe that it is such an easy job they can do it themselves.  They believe it is simply adding and subtracting numbers.  Easy right?  However, they never factor in the opportunity cost of choosing between things

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Why Is It So Difficult for People or Communities to Change?


Throughout the world, it is common for people to give friends and family advice.  In some cases, it is helpful.  In other cases, it is good intentions gone bad.  A common suggestion is to get over it or move on.  Technically speaking those are code words for

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Do You Understand the Difference Between Marketing & PR?


While most of us understand the importance of PR and marketing, do we really know the difference?  They are both important.  Yet, the purpose they serve to you or your organization is very

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Here’s Why We Will Continue to Be Divided and Conquered


The divide and conquer strategy is an old one.  In many ways, it is simply psychological warfare at its finest.  To address it, you have to understand why it is happening.  Then it may be easier to understand who is actually

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Understanding the New SBA Loan Programs


While it is true, some cities are attempting to return to normalcy. At the same time, there are many people who are still not working.  As a result, some are starting to catch the entrepreneurial bug.  To do that, they may need start up capital.  Can the latest government

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Why the F__ Are Women Defining Manhood in the US?


In the US, women cackle about what it means to be a man.  In addition, they believe all men should get in touch with their feminine side to prove they are real men.  Unfortunately, many men have followed these instructions only to be

Thursday, July 2, 2020

How to Effectively Network in a Covid Environment


Social distancing, quarantine and an infectious virus are the code words of 2020.  In the midst of that, entrepreneurs are still running successful businesses and acquiring new clients.  To win new clients, many people rely on networking.  How do you

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Have Men Become He-Man Woman Haters?


In October of 2018, Straight Talk with Ted Santos & Blair Nash started as a podcast.  Our topics primarily focused on heterosexual relationships.  Since then, I have been accused of bringing out the worst of men.  I have been told that, in the past, men kept their mouths shut.  Now that I started the he-man woman hater’s club, men

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Sexy and Not So Sexy Secrets of Thriving in a Covid Business World


When you think of sexy in business, you might think about alluring marketing strategies.  Or you might envision a product or service people can’t live without.  Women might think of shoes.  Men may visualize an exotic car.  How many would think about

Are Women Robbing Corporate America? (The facts and what can be done abo...

Sunday, June 21, 2020

How Do You Make Corporations Profitable Again? Remove Most Women from the Workforce


For decades, we have heard the pundits pontificate about the importance of hiring women in the workforce.  What no one addresses is whether or not society has benefited.  When you ask the question, women only address the selfish gains to women.  No one wants to address the

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Do Women Ever Grow Up?


As children, we attended elementary school.  Our behavior was…well…child-like.  What can you expect from children in elementary school?  For some boys, however, they thought girls were rather immature.  Those boys believed when they made it to high school girls would finally mature.  Instead, as young men, they found the