What Mongolian Nomads Can Teach Us About the Digital Future – Wired People who pack up and transport their house twice a year become choosy about their possessions. Kevin Kelly from the Wired recently traveled among the nomads of Mongolia for two weeks and had a chance to inspect their belongings. He was there to photograph their traditional practices, which were more intact than he expected.
The Complex situation in Syria – The New YorkerThe complexity of the war in Syria explained through the eyes of the citizens s in Saraqib close to (or part of) Idlib. How did the rebellion start? How come al-Qaida (Nusra) got its foothold? What about US, Russia, Turkey etc?
The Value of “Instinctual Integrity” “In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities, integrity, intelligence and energy. Add if they don’t have the first one, the other two will kill you. – Warren Buffet” I have often been criticised for having too much integrity, this article describes some of the advantages of having integrity and the impact on business if there is a lack of integrity.
Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk – NYT How is an office best designed today. Cubicle, open office, your own office? Or maybe a combination of all? Personally I favour an office environment where most focused work are done at home or in an un-disturbed environment and all things related to problem solving, brainstorming etc are done at the office with a high density of whiteboards and coffee machines.