The Dialogue

An essential ingredient to the successful resolution of grand challenges. Challenges of this magnitude require the collective intelligence and perspectives of government, civil society, academia and business and industry. It does not happen often enough, and when it does, it tends to quickly digress to a talk show with little real-world application. Each area represented […]

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Zero Hunger

It’s a brave goal. Some might say ostentatious. As science and technology evolve, the goal does seem lightly more fathomable than before. It comes packaged with a new conundrum, however. At a philosophical level, we are faced with two very different options. The first is volume. In order to feed more people, we need to […]

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Work that matters

What would that be? When does work matter? The usual utilitarian response would be when it makes an impact. How do we affect the largest number of people, say 1 billion? Certainly, that matters. Saving the life of one person, through rescue, medicine or bravery matters. (A massive impact on the life of a single […]

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Intimidating Dreams

Mostly, we write off audacious dreams as a lack of experience or the follies of youth. Age teaches us that you are unlikely to make a significant impact on the world. Best to stick to what you know and build a life for yourself. That is enough. Enough should never be defined by what seems […]

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Big Things

We all want to do big things; things that make an impact, things that change the world, things that leave a legacy. In our pursuit of big things, we discount the value of small things. The nudges, the small victories, the disciplines, the activity. The big things we want to achieve often lead us down […]

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