‘Welcome To Country’

‘Welcome To Country’ As I flew into Sydney yesterday and the Qantas pilot read his ‘virtue signalling’ announcement, I was imagining what I would like to add. Perhaps- “We would also like to pay our respects to the early European navigators,explorers and settlers, who together with the indigenous peoples and immigrants from all around the … Continue reading ‘Welcome To Country’

A Test of Values-Great Journalism-From “The Australian”.

to: TURNING A BLIND EYE TO EVIL ALAN HOWE Every black-hearted despot has needed his useful idiots, and history’s tyrants seem never to run short of them. Vladimir Lenin had his sympathetic garrison of foreign correspondents prominently including John Reed, who wrote the book 10 Days That Shook The World, is buried in the Kremlin … Continue reading A Test of Values-Great Journalism-From “The Australian”.

Behaviour-This Struck a Chord

Stay curious, find comfort in being wrong and create a "challenge circle" of people who actively challenge your beliefs - these are all steps towards knowing what you don't know according to Adam Grant. And he argues in today's rapidly changing work environment questioning your beliefs, rethinking and even unlearning are key skills. Adam is an … Continue reading Behaviour-This Struck a Chord

Lomborg and Realistic Optimism

Just because it sounds good …BJORN LOMBORGTHE AUSTRALIANJULY 11, 2014 12:00AMPrintSave for later12THE world has generally become a much better place during the last half-century. Sceptics will scoff, but the numbers don’t lie. The task now is to make the world even better.In 1960, 20 million children under the age of five died. In 2011, with … Continue reading Lomborg and Realistic Optimism