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Climbing peaks and letting go of valleys   Recently updated !

Omar Samra is known for a few things: he was the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest and to complete the Seven Summits challenge; he is currently training to become an astronaut; he is also an entrepreneur and the creator of a charity that provides toys to less privileged children. […]


Confessions of a bad feminist

“We have this tendency to put visible feminists on a pedestal. We expect them to pose perfectly. When they disappoint us, we gleefully knock them from the very pedestal we put them on…Many women, particularly groundbreaking women and industry leaders, are afraid to be labeled as feminists. They’re afraid to […]


Piggy Bank

Crowdfunding: The Art of Asking

Trusting in the goodness of people is a tough ask, especially for the more cynical amongst ourselves. In fact, we’re often taught to develop the exact opposite instinct, with blind trust being viewed as naivety. Amanda Palmer is the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls, a punk rock band, and […]


The danger of a single story

Jay is the only African in his classroom. Regardless of his background, this made him automatically representative of all Africans. His family left South Africa only a few years ago but Jay’s life hasn’t changed much since then. He goes to school, plays soccer in the afternoon, helps at home, […]


Economies do not need
to grow –
Doughnut Economics

Equating economic growth with economic health- and why this equation fails. The construct of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) “measures the monetary value of final goods and services—that are bought by the final user—produced in a country in a given period of time”, according to the International Monetary Fund. Consumption, hence […]


Anxiety and Custard Traps

What’s better than using a metaphor to explain something…? If that metaphor is about food! This extremely relatable TEDxTalk by Neil Hughes makes light of an issue that a vast majority of people struggle with. And although mental health and laughter don’t often go hand in hand, he manages to […]