Today the word tribalism invokes the idea of choosing sides or speaks to what divides. An equally, but different use of the word means the same. Tribalism today has created a separated culture through identity politics, entertainment, and education. Tribalism as it is seen today is moving further away from the ultimate human experience. The human experience is designed to move people closer together, not further apart based on cultural aspects or environmental biases. There are many cultural settings today with tribalism that has unfortunately torn the fabric of the human experience and possibly could change the course of humanity.

In a speech invoking the spirit of tribalism, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, implored

people around the world to reach back to those things that made humanity the same. The word humanity is from the Latin humanitas for “human nature and kindness.” King said, “Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation. and this means we must develop a world perspective.” The definition of tribalism is “the state or fact of being organized in a tribe or tribes.” Humans evolve and as a result how people interact can evolve, but the essence and desire of connecting with empathy and understanding is vital to the future growth of the nation and the world. The goal is not agreeing on all aspects of life but leaving sensibilities behind will create a ripple effect through generations and ultimately may change the face of a nation. Human connection is complex, but it does not have to be without clear solutions.

It is no secret that wealth and power (and the pursuit of them) are often linked to immoral behavior. After all, it is the age old saying “power corrupts absolutely” which can paint the wealthy as morally corrupt. But, perhaps, it is not money and power that corrupts good people. Perhaps, it makes people more of what they have always been.

Nearly all men can stand in adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

— Abraham Lincoln

There are some studies that show that society has an addiction to wealth. I’m a social capitalist…

Whether helpful or harmful, credit cards are simply tools and every tool is only as useful as the knowledge and skill of its welder. After I turned 18, I was approved for some store cards (the worst kind to have) and went nuts. Literally…I bought everything from stores like Eddie Bauer to buying “premium” chocolate covered nuts at Boston Store. I quickly found myself in over $3k of debt and everything being relative at the time the $3k felt like $30,000.

In my early 20’s, I swore off using any kind of credit because I thought it meant automatic, long…

Which is cheaper, buying or renting a house? Let’s cover a few points and crunch the numbers to determine which is less expensive.

Becoming a homeowner is mostly seen as one of the most essential parts of “living the American Dream”. It has been preached to us from when we’re young, well into adulthood. We’re taught that owning a home is one of the biggest steps to owning our own slice of happiness. Today, we find many jumping into home ownership without truly weighing the pros and cons of renting versus owning. The 2008 housing crisis in the U.S …

Networking is perhaps the biggest tool for many to foster new and life changing connections but it doesn’t always have to be in after hours settings with awkward conversation and watered down drinks.

I interviewed David Burkus, author of the book ‘Friend of Friend’ who essentially says the problem with networking is that you sometimes feel uncomfortable to interact with people you don’t know but understand that capital can be in connections. So how do you approach it? First of all, you need to remember that you don’t need to approach strangers in order to improve your network. A lot…

By now many have heard the story of Theranos, a privately held health tech company that claimed to have created a system that could take over 200 blood tests with a finger prick of blood verse the one off vials we get at a Dr. visit today. The CEO, Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos were called the “next big thing” in Silicon Valley and she was said to be the next Steve Jobs. The only problem is, she’s not and the company was a fraud. The book ‘Bad Blood” by John Carryrou did an amazing job unraveling how someone with good…

Priest D. Willis, Sr.

Entrepreneur, Podcaster & Sr. Global eCommerce Marketing Leader

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