Brexit – A very bad flu that UK caught

Brexit – A very bad flu that UK caught

Richard Branson said this morning that the Brexit vote has reduced the value of Virgin by thirty percent. There are lots of Richard Branson’s in Britain at the moment and it will take them years to recover – if at all. The ‘deflockers’ of Brexit said get out because Globalisation created the haves and the […]

Jo Cox: Proud Yorkshire lass who became local MP

Jo Cox: Proud Yorkshire lass who became local MP

Jo Cox was the Labour MP for Batley and Spen She was a self-proclaimed “proud Yorkshire lass” whose work for charity took her around the world and whose political success led her to Westminster. Jo Cox MP, who has died after being shot and stabbed in her constituency in Birstall, West Yorkshire, was elected as […]

8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children

The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years. With the internet of things, the digital and physical worlds will soon be merged. These changes herald […]

How technology is cracking the world’s toughest problems

How technology is cracking the world’s toughest problems

3 ways technology is cracking the world’s toughest problems The sun is setting on old ways of tackling social problems. Social entrepreneurship – applying innovative, market-based models to solve social problems – is about impact and scale, not just the product or service itself. Fundamentally, that’s about implementation. How do you get a life-saving vaccine […]

Cities worldwide commit to combating emissions

Cities worldwide commit to combating emissions

Through bold climate commitments, 228 cities around the world are taking the lead on climate action. Over 200 cities have set greenhouse gas reduction goals or targets. Action in these cities, which represent a combined population of 439 million people, could propel countries to meet their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)—–the national greenhouse gas reduction […]

Connecting women entrepreneurs to global opportunities

Connecting women entrepreneurs to global opportunities

In India, a non-profit organisation is enhancing the links between women-owned businesses and global supply chains. The aim is to eventually roll out a data platform that serves and promotes women entrepreneurs from 17 other countries. Across South Asia, women are far less likely to be employed than men, with less than a third of […]

Book Review:The Ethical Economy

Book Review:The Ethical Economy

The Ethical Economy: Rebuilding Value After the Crisis, by Adam Arvidsson and Nicolai Peitersen, Columbia University Press, 2013 The Ethical Economy introduces two major intellectuals mapping the transition from early industrial manufacturing and its economics based on objects (things you can drop on your foot) to today’s information economies where intellectual property, intangibles, brands and […]

Book Review: Heartfulness -Beyond Mindfulness-Finding Your Real Life

Book Review: Heartfulness -Beyond Mindfulness-Finding Your Real Life

Dr Stephen McKenzie Released by Exile publishing comes a truly inspiring book which we all ought to read to help find a little more peace in our lives. Dont we all need that and to make the world a better place to be in? Dr Stephen McKenzie looks at the lived examples of such luminnaires […]

Fairfax-APN New Zealand Marriage: Vows of a Mature Publishing Couple

Fairfax-APN New Zealand Marriage: Vows of a Mature Publishing Couple

No lawful impediment to the union is pending.  www.mscnewswire.co.nz  Napier, MSCNewsWire, 11 May 2016 – The coast is clear for the marriage of the two New Zealand subsidiaries of Australian media chains Fairfax and APN. There is no legal impediment remaining to their union. They resemble a duo well past the full flush of youth […]

4 lessons from Bhutan on the pursuit of happiness above GDP

4 lessons from Bhutan on the pursuit of happiness above GDP

In the picture:Novice monks at the Dechen Phrodrang Buddhist monastery walk down a hillside to have breakfast in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu.       Waking to the sound of monks chanting prayers and drumming their gongs during countless traditional pujas, a ceremony of honour, worship and devotion; running up the steep Himalayan mountain slopes under […]

May I have your attention, please?

May I have your attention, please?

Mindfulness could benefit individuals and organisations and transform the way we live and work, according to a researcher from Singapore Management University.  Whenever you need a break at work, instead of checking your social media account, try this instead: STOP, and by that I mean Stop, Take a breath, Observe and Proceed. Stop whatever you […]

‘It’s a man’s world, sweetie’ – how 3 female leaders dealt with sexism

‘It’s a man’s world, sweetie’ – how 3 female leaders dealt with sexism

Harvard president Drew Faust: “My mother thought the best outcome would be if I found a suitable husband.” Between them, they run one of the world’s most prestigious universities, one of its biggest companies and one of its most powerful institutions. It’s hard to imagine anyone telling Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, Drew […]

What is GDP, and how are we misusing it?

 www.themirrorinspires.com   The Elephant in the Conversation                                               on FaceBook You shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and growth thereof, has been widely used over the years to […]

What happens when demand for oil peaks?

What happens when demand for oil peaks?

Forget peak oil: what about peak demand? Since the First Industrial Revolution, oil and gas have played a pivotal role in economic transformation and mobility. But now, with the prospects that major economies like the United States, China and European nations will try to shift away from oil, producers are coming to realise that their […]