western society


5 Ways to a Sustainable New Year’s Eve

Once again, this year, the call for sustainable and conscious living was loud and clear. There are statistics showing that we are leading more responsible lives, but be that as it may, according to humanitarian organization World Food Programme, there are still 821 million people going to bed hungry each […]


Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian | Beyond King of the Mountain 1

About the talk When Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian came to Johannesburg, South Africa, she was confronted by a fascinating phenomenon: Ubuntu. It refers to a notion of collectivism or mutualism, a sense of togetherness. Roughly translated it can mean: “I am because we are”. Is it a motto of some tribes and therefore nothing else than […]


Talk of the Week: 6 killer apps, that promote wealth, stability and innovation

  Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture – call them the 6 killer apps – that promote […]