Category Archives: current affairs

Persistence and Flexibility

Reading about the experiences of a web startup, the following comment caught my eye: The key lessons I’ve learnt are the importance of being persistent and flexible in your mindset. It’s inevitable that you will go through tough times, and … Continue reading

Posted in current affairs, life, meandering, social enterprise | Leave a comment

What We Talk About, And What We Don’t

The BBC gives an interesting insight into what people talk about, at least when it comes to news and current affairs of all kinds. As they say about their “Have Your Say” feature: It is a powerful body of opinion, … Continue reading

Posted in all, current affairs, international development, poverty, society | 2 Comments

Muhammad Yunus on web and video

As you probably know, Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize this year. The text of his lecture at the awards ceremony is available here. The video of the lecture is currently not working, but footage of the ceremonial parts … Continue reading

Posted in current affairs, international development, microfinance, poverty, social enterprise, video | Leave a comment

Terrorism Paranoia?

Yet another person seems to have been charged with terrorism with little reason. The BBC reports that the terrorism charges against an alleged ringleader of the summer Heathrow airliner plot have been dropped in Pakistan. Other criminal charges like forgery … Continue reading

Posted in current affairs, society | 4 Comments