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Best practice in politics

Best practice in politics

A demigod of left wing politics once spoke of his arch adversary in respectful terms in an interview. He said something about the best politicians having the attributes of teachers and said his opponent was a great teacher, even if he strongly disagreed with her...

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Underneath the wrappers

Underneath the wrappers

Stephen Sondheim, in his song Way down underneath says “Sometimes when the wrappings fall, there’s nothing underneath at all”. Style and presentation matter. There are many worthwhile ideas, products and raw materials that can derive benefit from styling and...

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Cold light for days

Cold light for days

As John Lennon once sang “nobody told me days would be like these”. Relationships and bonds go through many phases, but in the end, each of us is alone in reality. We can all learn from each other, but it is wise to listen to one’s inner voice the most. Leaning on...

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Squeezing through the bottleneck

Squeezing through the bottleneck

A bottleneck exists because it is meant to be there, most of the time. If everyone tries to squeeze through the same limited space, there is bound to be a traffic jam. In such moments, Darwinian concepts such as “the survival of the fittest” become relevant....

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Communication and risk

Communication and risk

Effective communication is usually learnt through imitation. Perhaps this is a reason why young children find it easier to be multilingual than those at other stages of development or growth. Having said this, there should be a point at which the personal angle takes...

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Who knows the rules of the game?

Who knows the rules of the game?

Life for some people is similar to a game of chess. They identify groups of fellow humans whom they would like to shift around like pawns. The thinking behind such an impulse is not always the same. In some cases, it becomes clear with time that the chess player...

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