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Navarro College; Stop Ebola, Stop Stigmatization!

Listen to my Radio France Interview below: Unless you live under a rock, you are probably aware of the ongoing Ebola epidemic  which has affected multiple countries, with some having widespread transmission (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone), and some with … Continue reading

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Featured in August 2014 Vanity Fair Magazine ‘Spotlight on African Entrepreneurs’

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2014/08/harambe-entrepreneur-alliance-africa-startups Harambee is Swahili for “Let’s pull together.” And the flourishing Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance lives up to its credo. The brainchild of 31-year-old Okendo Lewis-Gayle (second from left)—born in Costa Rica, raised in Italy, educated at Southern New Hampshire University—the organization targets African-born … Continue reading

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Buffett’s annual letter: What you can learn from my real estate investments

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5 Lessons Running a Half-Marathon Taught Me!

Today, I completed the Chevron/Aramco Houston Half-Marathon in a time of 2 hours and 21 minutes. I am deeply appreciative of your support as I transitioned from someone unable to run a mile less than 8 months ago to completing 13.1 miles … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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My Book of Senegalese Stories: Reflections on Gorée, An Island of no return

“Visitors, in your grievous smile, I like to read the victory of love”  The above quote by the late Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye – founding primary curator of the Slave House of Gorée Island summarizes the mix of my emotions as … Continue reading

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My book of Senegalese Stories; ‘Run like a Happy African’ edition

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or … Continue reading

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My Book of Senegalese Stories: The Thanksgiving edition

Ok. So while my American friends are enjoying their turkeys in freezing weather ( just had to rub that in from tropical weather zone here) I got invited by a Senegalese colleague to join his family for a meal yesterday. … Continue reading

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Running to Rome!

“Redefining your limits is what makes great athletes — and great entrepreneurs.”— Unknown October 2013 found me on my way to Rome for the 2nd Rome Forum organized by the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance  – a network of highly educated young … Continue reading

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Focus on your expectations, not your limitations!

Warning: This is going to be a long post. Grab some popcorn! First things first. This blog is now officially two years old. Hurray! Seems like just yesterday, September 2011  when I left for Oxford to begin to live life … Continue reading

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