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Coffee House Reading #18: Prisoners of Geography

‘Oh god not that book, I tried, but I could never get past Russia…’ Was the editors response when I suggested Tim Marshalls 2015 output ‘Prisoners of Geography– Ten Maps that tell you everything you need to know about Global Politics’ for this edition of Coffee House readings. Well, boss, if […]


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 […]


Come from another planet

What if you come from another planet?

Imagine you were born in France, but soon after your birth your family moved to Kenya where you grew up visiting an American school. After graduating from high school in Nairobi, you moved to the USA to study Business. Right now, you are working for an international company in China […]


Are we sleepwalking into a future that no one actually wants?

The changes the world has undergone over the past two centuries outnumber by far whatever happened over the past two millenia. Keyword: Scientific Revolution. Of course, this is not the first time our world as we know it has gone through a dramatic reshaping. There have been some more episodes […]


“Not all who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Home –  The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. ” A simple definition of the word ‘Home’ stated by the Oxford Dictionaries. Used by many to describe where they were born and raised, where they are living, what is the number of the street they live on. Then […]


I share, therefore I am…?

Almost a decade ago, sociologists, physiologists and technology experts were rushing into predicting the future of the Internet and online communication. And here we are, facing an unconscious need of taking a step back, seeing the bigger picture and checking whether their predictions were valid or not.