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Concern, Gratitude, and Joy

Spring's sprung here in Holland MI. It is a delight to see the tulips blooming, the green leaves emerging on the trees, and the brown grass turn green again as I experience the last vestiges of winter followed by a cool spring. The Tulip Festival here is spectacular with over one million tulips in bloom lining our streets, downtown, and parks in the community.   It is truly a celebration of the...

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Now More Than Ever!

“Teamwork makes the dream work.” It is such a simple statement, yet it evokes ambition, hope and positivity. It is such a wonderful feeling to work in an environment that promotes teamwork. From the outside, it is easy to spot a workplace where employees are happy and thriving in a positive atmosphere. Alternatively, the same can be said about a toxic or hostile workplace and may be even easier...

This Planet Deserves Better

There is no doubt that pollution is a key triggering factor for climate change. We, in the past decade, have seen a change in climate and the destruction we have created in the environment. Global warming, a major cause behind the climate crisis faced by the world today, is accelerating due to our collective actions. Truth be told, we are digging our own grave day by day. Most of the nations and...
Democracy or Oligarchy

Democracy or Oligarchy

The trends that I monitor to predict the future are driven by: 1. competition for resources, 2. technology, 3. demographics, and 4. governance. This article will focus on governance because that's what's been on my mind this...

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Best of 2020

Best of 2020

It is probably safe to say most of us have spent more time at home this year than we ever imagined we would. Shelter-in-place orders had us conducting daily life at home, not leaving the house for much more than purchasing essentials or getting exercise outdoors. I...

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Celebration of Lights

Celebration of Lights

Dashain and Tihar the first two names that surface when the festivals of Nepal are discussed. Dashain is grandly celebrated for almost 15 days in all the parts of the country. While the fact is undeniable that Dashain is the greatest festival celebrated in Nepal,...

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Emerging Industries of 2020

Emerging Industries of 2020

With 2020 being so eventful (well, I would say that’s quite an understatement!), many of our clients have recently requested targeted company leads on up and coming or trending industries.  Covid19 has pushed us to explore new subsectors and bring-to-market new...

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Stay Safe and Stay Well

Stay Safe and Stay Well

Have you ever noticed that all sermons are in three parts? As are good speeches and stories. Not to be outdone, at the end of our weekly team meetings, I ask our team 3 questions. First, what are your concerns? Second, what are the things you are grateful for? Third,...

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Meal Prep Tips for Less Stress and More Control

Meal Prep Tips for Less Stress and More Control

We all know how hard this year has been. 2020 is becoming a bad word, the brunt of many jokes and memes. I never imagined that we would still be wearing masks, social distancing, and not being able to sit down in our favorite restaurants to enjoy time with family and...

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Developing Your Skills with MasterClass

A couple years ago, I invested in a subscription to the streaming platform MasterClass. The service offers online classes from world-renowned professionals that are considered some of the best in their field of work. An annual subscription grants you access to over...

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