The Mindset List: 2016 List for the latest crop of 18 year olds

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 … Continue reading

What does the Fortune Global 500 listing say about your country?

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 … Continue reading

The unfair weather knell of democratic politics

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 … Continue reading

The Idiot Cycle by Emmanuelle Schick Garcia – a review

I had the good fortune to be invited to the premier screening of the documentary film,”The Idiot Cycle,” directed and produced by Emmanuelle Schick Garcia. Presented at a private viewing, and in the company of many journalists, the 96-minute film … Continue reading Continue reading

Interview with Frederic Lardinois, ReadWriteWeb USA

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 Greying of the World – Enough to make you go grey!

Not that it is supposed to be ironic, but below is a grey newspaper clipping with dark grey text, shaded columns and a light grey contour on a white background… Lots of nuances in those greys! Take a look at … Continue reading Continue reading

Cricket Twenty20 : Afghanistan versus United States in 2010 WCQ

“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, … Continue reading

Measuring Quality of Life – A review between France and USA

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” … Continue reading

MEDEF 2009: Ethical Capitalism – A call for transparency?

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 … Continue reading