Category Archives: Employment

When Worlds Collide #90: Can Sri Lanka Cross Global Innovation Divide?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 3 November  2013 My favourite example of how not to support innovation comes from (James Bond creator) Ian Fleming’s children’s story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Written in … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #75: Watching Sri Lanka’s Children of ‘77

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 21 July 2013 When launching the column 18 months ago, I chose this theme because I am fascinated by worlds colliding all around us, all … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #50: Uncommon Ideas for the Common Good

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 20 January 2013 For a year, this column has explored the power of ideas – some proven and celebrated, others still emerging and experimental but worth … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #45: Reimagine Development: Where Nobody Gets Left Behind

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 9 December 2012 Paul Hermann Müller (1899 – 1965) was a Swiss chemist. He won the 1948 Nobel Prize in physiology (medicine) for his 1939 discovery … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #25: Teleworking or not working?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 22 July 2012 This week, London welcomes the world’s Olympians once again as it becomes the first city to host the modern Olympics thrice. Even for … Continue reading

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