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.
The short write-up below discusses the 'sweet' victory of overcoming an addiction (and in this particular article edition, the addiction of QUICK TEMPEREDNESS AND INSTANT JUSTICE).
Often times, humans are quick to judge and condemn. Without much due diligence, we all quite often are caught passing damning comments about others/places/things.
Diversity inherent in humanity may equal the breadth of the sea shore or the granules of sand particles along the coasts. It may be as a result of such diversity and the complexity it presents that great men like Abraham Lincoln is quoted to have said ‘…if friendship is your weakest point, then you are the strongest in the world’.
Usually, I spend my days researching, writing, reading, speaking at events or listening to music..!!
Gracefully, my line of work brings me into encounter with wide spectrum of genres (both from reading & musical backgrounds).
Quite lengthy, but it may be worth the time: The late Sarah Baartman (Sarah B.) was a South African of mainly Afrikaans origin who lived in the 19th Century. The history of Sarah B. is summed up usually as ''...the woman whose 'curvy body' was paraded 'nude' especially in UK's research classes and grossly exploited by 'white' slave masters around the time when South Africa was officially white dominated...'':