Hi, I'm AL
My name is Aldous Mina, I grew up in the East Coast of the US, in Norfolk, Virginia, a former British colony, which name originated in England. During my college career, I was able to participate in an overseas educational program through Liberty University in Israel, Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland. Before graduating, I visited my relatives in Frankfurt, Germany and learned about the German markets and various business models by the German business community.
During my college career, I formed the International Business Council at Liberty University, leading the group in various diplomatic engagements in Washington DC, with foreign trade attaches of various embassies. I was also, a special assistant to an international trade manager for the State of Virginia, where the office assisted and promoted international trade solution for Virginia based companies. When, I completed my degree in international business, I elected to relocate and work for various consulting and government organizations based in Washington DC. Yes, I grew up in the new world market taking shape and therefore, I decided to run for office in the US Senate in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
During my stint in the corporate government contracting world, I reflected on what that world would look like twenty years from now? And with that curiosity triggered my desire to contribute to the betterment of people worldwide so, I’ve decided to join the United States Peace Corps, and was assigned to a town called Iasi, Romania, working in institutional capacity building and economic development.
As managing partner of the PGC Group LLC, a capacity building and global finance organization that I’ve developed, I was able to conceptualize and design program strategies and objectives in close coordination with various institutions. I’ve managed to collaborate with local civil society officials, foreign embassies collaborating in economic development activities in Eastern Europe, based on political and economic analysis and U.S. Government policy, as a guide.
I have also, refined strategic objectives and advocated on behalf of new programmatic approaches in country linked to neighboring country programs, where appropriate and other consultants working in various countries on economic development and trade creation projects.
As requested by clients and partners, I have provided support for the design and executed of programs that follow PGC Group LLC, in country programming model. In addition, I have supported multinational and local businesses and economic development institutions and included attendance and facilitation of program management processes to better serve my clients.
Here are just some of the things, I was able to enhance with in my skill-set throughout my career in international capacity building, social advancement and economic development through trade.
• Communicated and coordinated PGC Group LLC’s in-country activities between PGC Group and it’s implementing partners, international partners, and other decision-making organizations;
• Designed staffing plans to meet overall program objectives and recruit, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate the performance of in-country PGC Group network, providing regular feedback to decision makers;
• Monitored local and regional political developments and regularly brief PGC Group LLC partner staff on their potential programmatic impact;
• Managed and provide day-to-day programmatic, operational, and strategic guidance to PGC Group LLC, implementing partners and ensuring that activities are contributing to PGC Group’s program objectives and are within the partner’s scope;
• Provided recommendations to various decision makers and consultants on in country activities and institutional development mechanism and/or the consultants operating in their respective countries on implementing partner performance, the appropriateness of the partner’s scope to PGC Group’s country objectives, partner’s budgets, and modifications thereto;
• Provided PGC Group LLC concurrence on all implementing partner activities, including final approval of grantees for grants under contract, in accordance with PGC Group bids;
• Ensured that PGC Group’s programs and activities are monitored and evaluated and that lessons learned from the activities feed into ongoing or future activities;
• Analyzed and report on current political developments and security concerns as well as other pertinent information required achieving PGC Group’s program objectives;
• Ensured appropriate resource allocation among PGC Group network and implementing partners;
• Prepare and maintain PGC Group LLC program budgets for field operations;
• Served as PGC Group primary liaison with various organizations, multinational staff, Ambassadors, local government officials, UN organizations, indigenous and international NGOs, and other pertinent agencies and organizations. Developed and maintain collaborative relationships with them in order to ensure close coordination at the field level, identify the widest range of potential partners and opportunities, and achieve maximum synergy with other programs;
• Prepared operational plans in collaboration with the various institutions such as, the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, US and foreign governments, Multinational business organization, and local economic development institutions, including logistics and property use service providers, closeout and hand-over initiatives, security procedures, contingency and evacuation plans.
Why are am I telling you all of these? Simple, no one country can operate alone, and no one business can operate independently. Here are some reasons why, businesses, economic development institutions, government and non-profit groups, will never be able to operate in the 4th industrial revolution in seclusion. Things like automation, artificial intelligence, world wide web, 3D printing and social media will enhance productivity, but the shared and knowledge base economy will significantly be dominated by societies where the population no matter the size is educated.
The size of the population will not dictate the growth and strength of a sovereign state, case and point are modern day societies, such as BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as the last decades have proven. Though today, these countries can increase their potential utilizing modern mass communication and, on the spot learning provided by the digital economy and opening up of markets worldwide.
I hope, my candidacy would inspire, intrigue and empower you to take on your community and the world in order to improve the quality of your journey as you embark into the new world market environment.
Aldous Mina MBA
The Progression of the 4th Industrial Revolution
1st Industrial revolution happened when the steam engine was invented (power industry, locomotives, which eliminated manual effort)
2nd Industrial revolution happened when electricity provided electric powered factories, street lamps and connected homes using cables.
3rd Industrial revolution happened around the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s when automation took place. Faster production of goods and larger quantities.
4th Industrial revolution occurred when men and machine came together, where artificial intelligence are working together creating different outcomes based on models. Driven by technology mainly.
Why is learning about the progression of the 4th industrial revolution relevant to today’s economic development, social capacity building and global trade? Simply, stated, no one country is immune to market forces, and no one country can operate in complete isolation.
Markets around the world are racing each other to the top, and some are racing others to the bottom. The 4th industrial revolution, is attracting and inspiring markets to build with less and do more. We now live in a world were core competencies and competitive advantage in various markets are being influence by technology.
The rise of the smart phone and social media alone, have increase potential in various emerging and frontier markets, reducing poverty and illiteracy worldwide.
Trade Unions are being influenced by technology and not by local politicians, though the media constantly associate politicians to economic development, they play a nominal role in job creation worldwide.
Technology and the creation of new industries are what is catapulting the labor economy worldwide to a relatively new high never seen before in previous decades.