Politics

REVIEW Part IV: The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion Customers

By John E. Wade II / January 2, 2016 /

The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion Customers By Paul Polak and Mal Walwick Review By John E. Wade II Part IV The chapter, “Why Business is Best Equipped to Fight Global Poverty,” starts with a statement that I heartedly endorse, “It’s not just that traditional methods have failed.  Businesses…

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Prosperity and World Order

By John E. Wade II / December 28, 2015 /

Kissinger entitled his book World Order, and immediately the book addresses the nonexistence of a real world order. After reading/reviewing/analyzing his book about five and a half times, I agree. I also agree with Kissinger about the desperate need for a world order in our society today. We have been operating under a system that was…

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REVIEW Part III: The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion Customers

By John E. Wade II / December 18, 2015 /

The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion Customers By Paul Polak and Mal Walwick Review By John E. Wade II Part III Part One Only Business Can End Poverty I agree quite fervently that only business can end poverty, not only in the Global South, which is the subject of…

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A New Approach to Assessing Candidates

By pwsadmin / December 14, 2015 /

So much—almost all—of the news about the Presidential campaign is about national and world issues. The irony is that from January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021 our president will face unknown issues and widely varying issues from those known now. So if we cannot judge a candidate based on their opinions on national and…

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REVIEW Part II: The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion Customers

By John E. Wade II / December 11, 2015 /

The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion Customers By Paul Polak and Mal Walwick Review By John E. Wade II Part II Paul Polak, one of this book’s authors, wrote, Out of Poverty.  In it he explained how a market-driven nonprofit organization he founded in 1981, “…had lifted 17 million rural…

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Thoughts on the Middle East and Eastern Europe

By John E. Wade II / December 7, 2015 /

I’ve spent a lot of my free time reviewing the Middle East chapter in Henry Kissinger’s book World Order. And I’ve realized that the two spots in the world that are most at risk are the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Henry Kissinger states himself that the Middle East is very complicated both within itself and…

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REVIEW Part I: The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion Customers

By John E. Wade II / December 4, 2015 /

The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion Customers By Paul Polak and Mal Walwick Review By John E. Wade II Part I This is a book that cries out to those of all ages who want meaning and purpose in their life.  The goal is simple—bring out of poverty those…

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Globalization and World Order

By John E. Wade II / November 3, 2015 /

As I’ve been saying, I am reading and reviewing World Order by Henry Kissinger, taking time to handwrite quotations and comments in great detail. If I could only merge How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth and Glimpses of Heaven on Earth, as well as all my ideas and blogs on those subjects, with Henry Kissinger’s book. He states that…

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Football and Politics

By John E. Wade II / September 21, 2015 /

I attended the New Orleans Saint’s game Sunday, a heartbreaker loss (we’re now 0-2) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I then proceeded to spend a brief period at the Round Table Club where I briefly spoke with George White (pictured here), a long-time Republican power and friend. Then I had dinner and gathered up my Henry…

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Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a WINNER

By John E. Wade II / August 12, 2015 /

Yes, Scott Walker has won three gubernatorial elections at higher margins each time. Wisconsin is a blue state won by President Obama in 2008 and 2012. Nevertheless, one of the governor’s wins was a first in U.S. history—a victory in a recall election, at a higher margin of victory than his original race. No doubt…

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