Category Archives: Spirit of Enterprise

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 #82: Anita Roddick: Mixing activism, business and compassion

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 8 September 2013 “Remember me!” With those words — and with a mischievous smile — entrepreneur and activist Anita Roddick (1942 – 2007) once autographed a book … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #79: SALT can Save Lanka’s Upcountry Land and Soil

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 18 August 2013 “If this flight is a waste of my time, you’re going to pay for it,” Julian Manning, managing director of Ceylon Tobacco … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #54: What If Upali Wijewardene Didn’t Disappear..?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 17 February 2013 Growing up in a very different Sri Lanka during the 1970s and 1980s, I used to have a recurrent dream. A daring press … Continue reading

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