This year’s entering college class of 2016 was born into cyberspace and they have therefore measured their output in the fundamental particles of life: bits, bytes, and bauds. They have come to political consciousness during a time of increasing doubts about America’s future, and are entering college bombarded by questions about jobs and the value […]
I read over the latest Fortune Global 500, released July 23, 2012, and wondered how people tend to read this issue. Presumably, CEOs take immense pride by being part of this list. But, for you and me and other regular Joe’s and Jane’s, what is your takeaway when you see the Fortune Global 500 listing? I tend […]
We are in changing times (once again) and I must say that the picture reminds me of the grey and rainy may day (ie. help!) we are having in London (au Secours #RadioLondres), on this Monday, May 7, 2012. As of today, we now have: Hollande in France, voted in by 51.7% Samaris of the […]
The documentary film, The Idiot Cycle, which took 10 years to make, documents how the rise of cancer can be related to the work of a number of chemical companies, such as Monsanto, Dow, BASF, etc. Among the core issues, the film puts the focus more on the cause rather than the cure.
Frederic Lardinois, News Writer for ReadWriteWeb (“the thinking man’s TechCrunch”) out of the US, a self-professed geek and a phD student in Medieval Studies, gives some key highlights from 2010 in terms of new technologies and prospectives for 2011.
The forecast of the aging of the world is quite mesmerizing. If the six lines in this snapshot graphic from the IHT are all sloping upward, the two that truly get my attention are the near meteoric rises of China and Japan, with China’s acceleration starting now. If India, China and Japan all had around 7-8% of their population over 60 years old in 1950, that number will be 20% for India, 31% in China and 44% in Japan just one hundred years later. Note that France will lie just above China, second in this list of six countries…
“Cricket: Afghanistan versus United States in 2010” Who would have ever thought that these words could be strung together? I was alerted to this potentially potent sporting event coming up next week via an article in the London Times, entitled, “Afghanistan get ready to take on US and insist that it’s ‘just another match’ (from […]
If you like the Rudyard Kipling story about how the leopard got its spots, you might like to take a closer look at this painting, and try to spot the human body. I came across this picture and story in London’s METRO newspaper (Nov 2, 2009). The artist in question, Craig Tracy, from New Orleans, […]
As part of my Franco-American profile, I am naturally drawn to reading about comparisons and competition between France and the US. I came across this May 2009 article, France Beats America, which describes France’s epicurean passion for “living it up” in terms of eating, sleeping and holidaying. On the eating front, as much as obesity […]
MEDEF UNIVERSITE D’ETE PLENARY SESSION – 3 September, 2009 “Will capitalism become ethical or not?”Plenary Session animated by Jean-Pierre Elkabach Below I will highlight a few points that I took away from the two hour plenary session, brilliantly managed by JP Elkabach, on Ethical Capitalism at the MEDEF Summer University 2009. As with the other […]