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.
Covid19 is going to remake our society whether we like it or not. It is not sufficient to dislike what may be already underway.
The proposed California state law requiring women on boards of public companies headquartered in the state is a big daring opening gambit in forcing the long overdue conversation on diversity and inclusion.
(A version of this article appeared in LiveMint on November the 17th, 2016.) British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to India and trade talks with her Indian counterpart take me back to the midsummer’s day in 2016. We in Britain woke up to find that the Leave campaign, colloquially called Brexit, had won the referendum. The pound plummeted … Continue reading Brexit and the luxury brands of Britain
Would you rather be a dog in peaceful times? Or a human in chaotic times? When asked this, most people of course pick "human in chaotic times". But when offered to pick one of two -- risk or uncertainty -- most pick "risk" over "uncertainty". To an extent, risk is definable, quantifiable, often tangible, possible … Continue reading Living in “interesting times”
Apparently female entrepreneurship events are "weep fests", according to this opinion piece published by a media startup. "Why can’t we, for once, stop looking at the whole gender thing whenever we have a roomful of women, stop talking about how tough it is to be women and businesswomen at the same time, and just talk … Continue reading Never “just business” for female founders
A reason behind this series was for me to keep track of my own varied reading. Everything, while appearing disjointed, really is connected. Often there is a unifying theme too. Can you see this week's? Much has been written lately about terminology. An "immigrant" has fewer rights than a "refugee" but has exercised more autonomy … Continue reading Four For Friday (23)