Unless a miracle cure for Covid19 emerges, we are going to have to learn to avoid superspreaders, and to avoid becoming superspreaders.
We are framing Covid19 too simplistically, just as we did obesity, and hoping for a silver bullet -- a cure, a vaccine. Just like obesity this may be a losing battle.
The future following this pandemic cannot be designed by cynics who peddle stories of human selfishness and paint pictures of calamities. Hope, you will remember, was the last thing to come out of Pandora's Box of ills. That hope will shape us.
Covid19 is going to remake our society whether we like it or not. It is not sufficient to dislike what may be already underway.
Governance models while necessary are insufficient consideration in the face of emergencies; the organisation (or a nation) fundamentally need to have competence, resources, and skills, built in peace times.
Employers need to be proactive about addressing the challenges of grief, bereavement and trauma faced by employees.
Celebrity suicides foster chatter but in my mind, with an awareness of suicide contagion, there is concern as I look around at my own friends and colleagues. Which among my own set is about to act similarly? Do I know how to read the signs? How would I help someone with suicide ideation?
This article is the twentieth in the Startup Series on FirstPost’s Tech2 section and first appeared on August the 6th, 2017. In the very first column in this series, I wrote about the loneliness of entrepreneurship. Add to that the stresses of building and running a fledgling business, with the worries of making cash last, making … Continue reading On Founder wellness
On the same day that I saw a journalist in London seeking to speak with people about workplace isolation, a friend in California noted that she wanted to have a little social but found that her real world community was either virtual or non-existent. My friend in California chalked her lack of community down to her being an … Continue reading Work and isolation
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman had my reading interests down pat. This year was bountiful, so much so I have backlog which I carry into 2016. This was also the year I returned -- partly -- to print books, mainly in order … Continue reading My 2015 in books