Recent Posts by this Author
The Failure of Government Websites: Fighting Youth Radicalisation & Extremism
When trying to speak to the youth about the ideology and appeal of extremist and radical groups, most institutional and government websites lack a certain something, a certain "je ne sais quoi" to be convincing at all. But, quoi the f#ck is it? ... Most certainly the one thing they lack is passion. (That and a real long-term plan to stop the appeal of radicalisation and violence)
March 21, 2017
Fragile States & Armed Conflicts: Ways Out of Instability
What foundations do we need to build to tackle instability in countries suffering from fragile states and armed conflicts? Let’s have a look at public policies and international development best practices to recover from wars and internal conflicts.
December 14, 2016
The Dangers of Meditation: Why It's Bad for the Economy
It's becoming ever more popular, so many wonder what the dangers of meditation are for their health and if there are any associated risks. Believe me, your health shouldn't be the main concern. There is a real threat to the economy and our businesses (cue dramatic music).
September 17, 2016
Is China Communist or Capitalist? Perhaps Neither
Often best described as a socialist market economy, the Chinese model retains radical elements of its communist origins. Ideologically though, is China communist or capitalist or something else entirely? Let's have a look at the influence of pragmatism in Chinese tradition to get a better idea of what Chinese politicians really are after.
August 25, 2016
How To Find Your Passion, A Job You Love (& A Meaningful Life)
This post is an update on this beautiful, ever-evolving, chaotic project that has been POVERTIES - and what it has taught me about finding your passion(s) in life, how to find a job you love and building a meaningful life.
July 31, 2016
Fighting Depression, One Song at a Time
Fighting depression is now one of our biggest modern challenges and yet too many people still deeply misunderstand how the condition works. Implying it’s something you can be cured of by simply thinking it away isn’t going to help.
July 13, 2016