GETTING THE ‘RIGHT SORT’ OF EDUCATION

I just finished a wonderful book that everyone should read: Educated by Tara Westover. It is the true story of a Mormon girl from rural Idaho who grew up in a survivalist family with parents who mistrusted authority so much that they refused to send their children to school, never vaccinated them and would treat…

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ADAPTING IN A POST RECOVERY WORLD

WITH the exception of a few industries — such as supermarkets, grocery stores and pharmacies — most businesses are suffering greatly from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis. Although businesses have started to open up, there are three key things that will affect consumer sentiment negatively. This is the reality of the world we live…

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NO, YOU CAN’T IGNORE EMAIL – IT’S RUDE!

Yes, we’re all overwhelmed with email. One recent survey suggested that the average American’s inbox has 199 unread messages. But volume isn’t an excuse for not replying. Ignoring email is an act of incivility. “I’m too busy to answer your email” really means “Your email is not a priority for me right now.” That’s a…

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AS THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC CHANGES THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE, WORK AND PLAY, PARENTS NEED TO PREPARE THEIR CHILDREN FOR A FUTURE OF RADICAL TRANSFORMATION AND UNTOLD UNCERTAINTIES

Billions of people around the world have endured some form of lock down over the last few months. The lock down affects every demographic group in different ways, with knowledge workers having to work from home, grandparents are limiting their visits with their grandchildren and kids suffering cabin fever because they cannot play outside. Amid…

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HOW THE PANDEMIC WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

As pandemic-induced lockdowns enter their fourth week in some parts of the US and Europe, the focus is turning to what the world would look like in the aftermath of Covid-19. “During turbulent times, innovation gains traction and consumers and businesses are willing to think differently and change their behaviour during periods of turbulence and…

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FINDING INNER PEACE

If there’s one thing that everyone wants, it’s probably inner peace. Yet, it’s so elusive that many people fail to experience it in their lifetime. And that’s such a tragedy as finding inner peace is akin to being free from being a “hostage” to someone or something. If it’s so important, how can we at…

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RISK OF GLOBAL RECESSION RISES AS PANDEMIC TAKES HOLD

A pandemic-driven global recession is becoming more likely by the day as the flow of goods, services and people faces ever-increasing restrictions and financial markets slump. In just the past day or so, President Donald Trump curbed travel to the United States from Europe, Italy’s government ordered almost all shops to close, India suspended most…

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