This week I met Mr. Eric McLean, a mobile notary public here in Atlanta, Ga. who came by my office to have me sign some documents. As we signed documents I asked a fairly simply question -- "Eric, how did you become a notary?"
I was honored to speak at the international conference of 100 Black Men of America, where this year's focus was on the topic of mentorship. This got me thinking about the skyrocketing high school dropout rate amongst our kids.
The economic crisis was (and is) not so much a financial crisis, but rather a crisis of virtues and values. Fear feeds on the question, "What do I get?" when we should be asking, "What do I have to give?"
I believe that the solution to our collective problem is the spark and nurturing of a generation of young entrepreneurs and self-employment projects the world over. The only thing keeping us from achieving just this is fear.