By Chelsea Warren, Public Relations – When I used to travel a great deal in Guatemala, I noticed an interesting phenomenon as I would walk through the rural villages of the mountains — people would grab their children and hide them from us. If you talked to a random child on ...
July 21, 2015Converus
By Brianne Burr, Marketing – “The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people” (Napoleon Bonaparte). Two Romanian women are refusing to let their country slip entirely into the abyss of corruption without a fight. Thanks to the efforts of ...
June 18, 2015Converus
By Andrew Potts, Marketing – Toxic employees — every manager has had one. It’s the person who can’t get along with anyone, who brings their personal problems (and mood swings) to the office, and who ruins companies’ reputations through poor customer service. Such problematic employees are an enormous burden to businesses, ...
May 29, 2015Converus
By Russ Warner, VP Marketing – “Long live the unity of Latin America,” said Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s former president. Despite its makeup of very different countries and cultures, Latin America seems to have many unifying characteristics — most people know Spanish, boast vibrant native cultures, and foster left-leaning politics. Unfortunately, another ...
May 26, 2015Converus
By Andrew Potts, Marketing – E.F. Schumacher once said, “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction.” Latin America has a rich heritage and culture, but today it’s mostly known ...
May 15, 2015Converus
By Russ Warner, VP Marketing & Operations – When we give banks money for safekeeping, we expect them to be honest in their dealings and to play by the rules, especially in light of the recession. However, it seems some banks still try to circumvent the rules to obtain an unfair ...
May 12, 2015Converus
By Lindsey Bullock, Marketing – The voters of New York have spoken in a recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. And what did they have to say? An overwhelming majority (89 percent) indicated they were seriously concerned with their states’ political corruption. The results of the survey indicate New York voters strongly ...
May 7, 2015Converus
By Andrew Potts, Marketing – “Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.” (Julian Assange) In 2014 alone, three major corruption scandals rocked Mexico. First, journalists ...
May 4, 2015Converus
By Daniel Stark, Marketing – The younger generation has great power to change cultural beliefs about corruption, creating a vital agenda to combat the corrupt norm, as was discussed during a recent Pacific Youth Forum Against Corruption in Fiji. United Nations Resident Coordinator and Development Program Representative Osnat Lubrari stated, “The UN ...
May 1, 2015Converus
By Daniel Stark, Marketing – The Senate Intelligence Committee report stirred national outrage last December with its descriptions of the intense abuse endured by suspected middle eastern terrorists from 2001 to 2006 while under interrogation. The methods were described as not only inhumane, but also ineffective. The extreme stress and lack ...
April 28, 2015Converus
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