We briefly discussed the ideas of Nassim Nicholas Taleb today in conference, and I started to wonder: who among the world leaders, both present and future, is in the best position to navigate these murky economic seas and get us all out in one piece?
Two contrasting stories from France this morningÂ draw attention toÂ the state of flux in our industry and its still robust ability to challenge official orthodoxy.Â
Chelsea huffed and puffed but they couldnâ€™t blow Cluj down as the little known Romanian side secured a famous point this evening by holding the Champions League runners-up to a 0-0 draw.
First of all, I have to say that I do not agree with John Gray's philosophy, but I think that, given some of the points raised in Jaak's blog (Why be a journalist? Is there any purpose to journalism? Does it ameliorate any of the global problems that it reports on?) it might be worth mentioning his book, Straw Dogs.
As I'm sitting here, right about sunset, the blood-red light illuminating the walls of my room, I keep pondering over the reason of the brutality and treachery of man. For years now, we have been more and more flooded with news, do we like it or not, combined with the effect of the events themselves. Be it the growing-up-factor or just beginning to see the big picture, right outside the frames, of the news â€“ from Putin's elections to prince Harry's clubbing â€“ my idealistic approach to Journalism as a saviour has started to decrease. Reverse result of what was dreamed, ironically.