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WHOSE POLLUTION IS IT ANYWAY?

Air pollution in China is a man made environmental and human catastrophe. It poisons the air people breathe, the water they drink and the food they eat.  It fouls rivers and contaminates soil and hides blue skies behind deep layers…

A CAREER IN HUMAN REMAINS

I was late and the discussion was heating up by the time I sat down. The young, recent graduate had just completed an internship at an investment bank in Hong Kong and was seeking advice on career directions from those…

CONNECTING FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Speaking to the Financial Times recently, Microsoft founder Bill Gates defined the drive to connect the world’s population to the Internet as a secondary requirement to eradicating disease and malnutrition: “I certainly love the IT thing,” he said. “But when…

DRIVEN MAD IN CHINA

I bought my first car when I was 17. University years aside, I was a car owner from then until four days before I left the UK. Exchanging my last car for cash was an unwelcome experience but I arrived…

NEEDLES & DIGITAL HAYSTACKS

She introduced herself as a ‘content curator’ with a PR consultancy, a role that didn’t exist when I last worked in consultancy. I hadn’t met one in real life before. So, intrigued, I asked what her job entails. It turns…

THE TELEGRAM. R.I.P.

She spotted me walking towards the cottage door. A look of terror came to her face.  As a telegram delivery boy, I’d seen that look many times before – people seldom sent frivolous telegrams.  The door, the kind commonly found…