Last night, my brother in law sent through a link to a podcast with Ezra Klein on which he interviews Saul Griffith - an Australian inventor, Macarthur genius fellow, and the founder and CEO of Otherlab, a high-tech research and development company on the frontlines of trying to imagine our clean energy future. By the … Continue reading It’s Marketing After All
It is funny how glory and evil can be so firmly intermingled in one word... don't you think? In a conversation with Mum today I found myself uttering something along the lines of the following: "As soon as one feels self-righteous (which I often do) rather than that the world is full of differing … Continue reading Self-righteousness
I think, up until now, I haven't even mentioned the CoronaVirus in this blog. That is a somewhat impressive feat... or perhaps an awful neglect, considering the amount of articles I read about it almost every day. When I lived in China, I was just 60 kms from Wuhan. I still have friends in that … Continue reading Thank you, China
I am a little bit excited. A couple of weeks ago, P found a video on YouTube by Lord David Willetts who is many things but among them he is the President of the Resolution Foundation's Advisory Council and Intergenerational Centre. Anyway, he has been involved in a lot of research about the relationships between … Continue reading Left, Left, Left, Right, Left.
In two separate contexts now, I have suggested that perhaps I have Climate Change Anxiety. I just put it into my search engine to see what came up. Mostly, you get various media forms giving advice on how to deal with it. I haven't read them all. I get the impression that mostly it's about … Continue reading The “A” word
I don't really know what I'm setting out to say today. There are many news items I could tackle: * GM deciding not to continue the Holden Brand and ScoMo having a pretty PR style hissy fit about being hard done by. * Joshua Frydenburg having his citizenship questioned (apparently his lawyers say "it's likely" … Continue reading Charities – dot the “i”s and cross the “t”
So back in early 2018 Barnaby Joyce stepped down as leader of the National Party and as Deputy Prime Minister. Why? Well, I'm not sure. Was it because he had an affair which got one of his staffers pregnant? Or was it because he got her high paying jobs? Anyway, whatever the case, he stepped … Continue reading Weirdness