Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Thandeka "Thandi" Tutu-Gxashe, Eldest daughter of Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu. Thandi is the Director, Stakeholder Relations, of the Desmond Tutu, "Tutudesk Campaign 2020".

Thandi discusses the "Tutudesk Campaign 2020”.  This campaign seeks to address the 95 million desk shortages in sub-Saharan Africa by providing 20  million of these portable Tutudesks to children by 2020. This will impact literacy, by allowing African children to uplift themselves, their communities and their continent by becoming more competitive through education. 

She shares her passionate about public health especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the advancement in the protocols being used in South Africa. 

She sheds light on life after Mandela in South Africa.  Thandi gives her thoughts on food insecurity and why she joined the Board of Heifer International South Africa. 

For those who are interested in assisting in the effort of "Tutudesk Campaign 2020" please contact them at Also for those who are interested in further information about Heifer International please contact them at

To listen to my interview with Thandi Tutu Gxashe, please click below.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Operation Hope. He serves for President Obama as Chairman of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability

John is also the author of "How The Poor Can Save Capitalism, Rebuilding The Path To The Middle Class."

Social Entrepreneur John Hope Bryant explores why raising our voices in protest when we disagree with our leaders makes us a stronger nation.  But, raising our hands in violent retribution only causes additional suffering.  In Ferguson, destruction of small businesses means that a community that had few jobs, now has significantly less.

Unfortunately, protestors are hurting businesses that have nothing to do with the injustices of Ferguson's criminal justice system.  By destroying these businesses it has caused huge economic losses for no only the business owners, but the employees of these businesses, which can deflect from the tragedy of the loss of Michael Brown.

  • John discusses his thoughts about Ferguson.
  • What are the underline factors  of the civil unrest in Ferguson.
  • Are there parallels with Rodney King, Trevon Martin, and Michael Brown.
  • How economics and education and ownership are the keys.

We would like to thank John and Berrett-Koehler Publishers for providing a few copies of his book.  For those listeners who would like to receive a complimentary copy of "How The Poor Can Save Capitalism", please email you name and address to

To listen to my interview with John Hope Bryant, please click below.