• Robert Shumake And His Commitment To Eco-Conscious Living


    As various countries experience the real and pressing effects of the twin problems of global warming and climate change, people are becoming more aware of their role in stemming the tide of these threats. From recycling to purchasing eco-friendly products and even using alternative power sources, it has become evident that each person must make a conscious choice and accept that one's small actions send massive ripples on a global scale.

    To say that green technologies (particularly their applications in energy generation and consumption) are the wave of the future is a gross understatement. If devastating hurricanes, suffocating smog and mountain after mountain of garbage were to become the norm of wanton consumption, then green technologies present a future — an enduring legacy that today's people would like to bequeath to their children.

    At the forefront of advocating and harnessing green technologies is Detroit businessman, philanthropist and bestselling author Robert Shumake. With his vast experience in the world of business, establishing a business school of his own would seem to be a logical step to further promote his vision of helping his community. But with The Robert Shumake Academy, he seeks to go a step beyond molding the world's future business leaders.

    Unlike other business schools, the focus of the academy is to train students in technology, green business and entrepreneurship. The academy is designed to equip each student with laptops while flat screen TVs broadcasting news from business news are strategically placed along school hallways.

    “The curriculum will not be easy. We must break away from the antiquated school calendar based on yesterday’s agricultural rhythms to longer days and summer classes that will better prepare students to compete in the global economy," said Shumake.

    The academy is envisioned to begin as a middle school which will later expand to include high school, with its curriculum adapted from Houston's Kipp Academy. Shumake divulged that there are plans to partner with major corporations that will allow the academy's students to serve internships with the top CEOs.

    Shumake is currently the CEO of ShuFund Capital, LLC, the Energy Chairman of SGP Energy Fund L3C, and the CEO of Inheritance Capital Group. He is also the Honorary Consul General of Botswanaand Tanzaniato the US. Apart from his active participation in his foundations, The Shumake Family and Friends Foundation, the Shumake Legacy Academy and the Robert S. Shumake Scholarship Relays, he has written two books, “For Entrepreneurs Who Considered Suicide When Business Got Tough” and “Climbing Your Inner Mountain.”

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    1. I have just finished reading his book “Climbing Your Inner Mountain”. I think its awesome.

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