Monthly Archives: January 2013

How to kickstart a developing country

I recently finished the book Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo and really enjoyed its honest tone and the very down to earth suggestions on what many African countries could do to improve their situation in the world. The book really … Continue reading

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Is TED becoming another online filter bubble by censoring Nick Hanauer?

As a TED-junkie I was a bit disappointed when I received an email from a friend who informed me that a Nick Hanauer‘s TED-talk had been “banned” from the TED web site. What’s going on? Is TED turning into yet … Continue reading

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“Shared value” as a fix to capitalism?

Since I recently have become interested in the future of economic systems and our societies themselves, my better half showed me a video interview with Michael Porter where he presents his ideas (nicknamed CSV, Creating Shared Value) on how to “fix … Continue reading

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Life in the “developed” world

Many years ago I heard a statement along the lines of “In the stone age people spent about four hours a day finding food [and doing other things required to survive]”. That immediately got me to think about how much … Continue reading

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