Be yourself – instead of – parroting

Can’t help wondering what so many people on social media are doing just parroting others? Or coping and pasting. And what’s worse that seems to account for part of what’s called creativity today.

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Are you joining the “Made for China” trend?

An increasing number of Western brands are launching new products, or even brands, catering to consumers in emerging markets. That’s where the money is right now, and Western brands are still favored over local ones

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China the new Wall Street?

Is the centre of global finance gradually moving from Wall Street to China? Goldman's vice chairman Mark Schwartz has been sent to Beijing, the new battleground for foreign banks. China is dominating Asia IPOs and the street has decided that's where the money is. Devote 3 minutes to watching Breakingviews' Wayne Arnold and Wei Gu talk about […]

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Cyber war more likely than nuclear conflict?

The prospect of war with Iran is headline news. But how prepared are we for cyber threats? Or worse, the prospect of cyber space turning into a nuke? Devote four minutes to listen to what a high level delegation from Europol, Israel, NATO, the EU and US has to say on cyber security: According to […]

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Is Iran stronger than the West believes?

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Tehran says it not only will, but is ready to, counter attacks from Israel and the United States. They are angry about the new sanctions and have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz. Devote 6 minutes to watching an interesting video with Seyed Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran explaining how Iran looks at […]

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Cyber Warfare – Hackers to the rescue?

Internet-based attacks on critical systems such as gas, power and water have increased around the world. So it’s high time for the world to wake up drastically increase online safety. The most intelligent solution I have come across is the way Israel is handling the problem.

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What would have been gained by capturing Osama bin Laden alive?

Can’t help wondering why two UN Human Rights watchdogs and the Archbishop of Canterbury seem to believe the world would have been a better place if “Geronimo” had been captured alive?

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Interconnected for better or for worse?

Understand how the markets work, but isn’t it incredible that a financial crisis made in America can even hit Saudi Arabia. Not only is the kingdom on the other side of the globe, it also has more money than any other country in the world.

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