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Ben Lando

Ben Lando

CEO at Strategic News International Inc

Media entrepreneur. Informing and engaging stakeholders in resources-rich, information-poor areas of the world.

Strategic News International, Inc. (www.strategicnewsinternational.com) is a news and market intelligence company that delivers reliable, time-sensitive information to private sector, government and non-profit clients facing high-stakes decisions in unstable environments.

We focus on high-risk, underserved markets where accurate information is as scarce as it is valuable. Leveraging our contacts and expertise, SNI reports on economic, political, security, legal, and societal dynamics, and explains their impact on our clients' operations.

Our news and research divisions empower clients to make optimal decisions that improve outcomes while limiting risk.

  • I read an article like this a few years back. Took a highlighter to it and shared it with everyone who could be impacted by/help me with the dark side: my wife, my therapist, other entrepreneurs. I keep it in my laptop bag as an emotional cheat sheet.

  • I wouldn’t even know how to begin to implement this, but that may be a result of the industry (journalism) and that we are a small startupish company. However we have had success (with zero negative impact of) implementing a policy of unlimited vacation days and flexible work schedules. Similar to the

    I wouldn’t even know how to begin to implement this, but that may be a result of the industry (journalism) and that we are a small startupish company. However we have had success (with zero negative impact of) implementing a policy of unlimited vacation days and flexible work schedules. Similar to the 4 day week experiment, we focus on deliverables of the work, not time spent at work, which may be the key(?).

  • Worried about what this doesn’t say: are people and households that are not moving — either by choice or lack of ability — able and encouraged to reinvest and grow where they are?

    It seems shortsighted (though exposes the cracks in the real economy, ie that which directly impacts the masses on a more

    Worried about what this doesn’t say: are people and households that are not moving — either by choice or lack of ability — able and encouraged to reinvest and grow where they are?

    It seems shortsighted (though exposes the cracks in the real economy, ie that which directly impacts the masses on a more regular basis) to evaluate upward mobility but omit the concept let alone the action of lifting up your community by reinforcing your roots vs uprooting yourself.

    Bottomline: the failings of our society should not be defined by whether poor people become less poor enough to move away from their most intimate of community, but rather whether we have the safety net, economic ability, entrepreneurial creativity, and intellectual daydreamery to transform our community into what we idealize it to be.