Sunday, August 7, 2016

Vertical Ambition, GST & China

  • What is 'vertical ambition'? (BBC
  • Kevin Roberts, chairman of the global advertising giant Saatchi and Saatchi, resigned after saying women lacked "vertical ambition" and that is why so few made it to the top. Financial analyst Louise Cooper has her thoughts.
  • Interactive feature on GST (Hindu)
  • Can China save the Olympics? (Bloomberg)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Reads

  • The West's decline would hurt China. (Project Syndicate)
  • Why you can't switch off at the weekend. (BBC Capital)
  • India lifts veil on Army as Narendra Modi prepares to spend U.S.$150 billion (Bloomberg)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Reads

"It is good sense to appoint individual people to jobs on their merit. It is the opposite when those who are judged to have merit of a particular kind harden into a new social class without room in it for others." Read Justin Fox's brilliant piece on how "meritocracy is just another way of bringing you down" (Bloomberg). 

  • The Feds brought down the world's biggest file-sharing website. (Foreign Policy)
  • Educated terrorists and victimhood. (New IE)

And in the end...
Before bowling to (the visibly healthy) Mike Gatting in a test match, Aussie fast bowler Dennis Lille said, ”Hell Gatt, move out of the way... I can’t see the stumps”.