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I remember my first protest. I was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – yes, the country that lost the airplanes – and lived there for the first fifteen years of my life. In 2012, thousands of Malaysians took to the streets to demand clean elections, crackdowns on corruption, and protection …

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The Invisible Hand

I think on some level we are all familiar with Adam Smith’s concept of the “Invisible Hand;” the metaphor used to describe the self-regulating behavior of the market place.  Essentially, he argues that economies are structures that exist as a result of, but also independent from, the behavior of the …

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It’s the end of the world as we know it.

So with the world ending today I thought I would take the time to unpack what that might mean for young people who have just settled into the underwhelming reality of life post school.  If the hype is to be believed on Dec. 21 2012 the world is going to …

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Millennials and the 21st Century Workforce: Is This Really What You Want?

When it comes to the” ins” and “outs” of the job market, the “Millennial” generation faces a host of challenges marred by contradictions.  On one hand there exists the pervasive belief that our generation will supplant the Baby Boomers as the primary stewards of government and the market place.  On …

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Take Off the Bracelet and Join the Peace Corps

A few weeks back South Park aired a fantastic episode that, on face, was mocking Lance Armstrong and his association with Live Strong.  The underlying message was fairly obvious but I bring it up because it has tremendous relevance to the concept of youth leadership. In the episode everyone became …

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