I am Shadrack Akrofi-Quarcoo (a.k.a. Kwabena Dartey). I am a trainee ‘Philosopher, Transformational Speaker, Author, Poet, Song writer, Teacher and Visionary.’ I hold First Degree in Economics/Philosophy from University of Ghana, Legon, Postgraduate certificate in Project Management from Graduate Institute of Management (GIM), and Certificates in Finance & Financial Markets, Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) and N.G.O Management from Cambridge Centre of Excellence (CCE).
I am the founder/Coach of the Gold Empire Foundation (GEF). I have had useful experience working with development oriented organizations as the United Nations (UN), African Rights Initiative International (ARII), Forever Living Products (FLP), Enterprise Life Assurance, just to mention a few.
My field of interest in my speaking/ creative writing career is in HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT (HCD). Through my Speaking, Teaching, Writing and Coaching career, I have helped several hundred YOUTHS to reach varying levels on the critical path of Human Capital Development. The critical path involves: (I) discovery (ii) developing (iii) maximizing (IV) Deploying or using, their endowments, talents/skills and abilities.
Todays’ poem below takes inspiration from the Biblical phrase ‘for what does it profit someone to win the whole world BUT loose the soul’ (Mathew 16:26).
There are mainly three (3) pivots (legs) upon which successful living is built. The Trinitarian structure around which human life revolves could be categorized under headings (i) FAITH (ii) PROFESSION (iii) FAMILY/FRIENDS (RELATIONSHIPS).
The single award winning track titled 'LIKE TOY SOLDIERS' was part of 'white' rapper Eminem’s 5th album (named Encore).
A little poetry on how and why our troubles linger on & on…
Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher is alleged to have said ‘AN UNEXAMINED LIFE ISN’T WORTH LIVING’.
As I enjoyed a ride through town in a rickety Trotro (bus), I came across a USUAL occurrence but under unusual circumstances. Two trotro bus mates in hot exchanges with each other (common right?); then suddenly (the unusual happens), the shorter/ slimmer of two rushes closer to the taller/hefty one, pointing finger anxiously at him (as though to pierce his eyes); the taller guy took lightly to this threat as he looked down to see this 'vertically challenged' supposedly warning him (while periodically pushing the taller bus conductor at his lower abdomen)!!!