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“Leadership Isn’t About Being Great, It’s About Enabling Others To Be Great”​

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As I sipped on my tea at a mentoring session last week, a long term colleague and friend posed a question: “How Can I Be A Great… David McQueen LinkedIn I gave the question some more thought – with seven words he had really got my mind… I finally responded: “Leadership isn’t about being great. It’s about enabling others to be… I’ve since had the… “Leadership Isn’t… Read More »

Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination Is a Wake-Up Call to the World

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“The North Korean regime is not simply a pariah to be ridiculed, but a dangerous threat to the world.” Jose Ramos-Horta and Benedict Rogers The Diplomat The assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur airport two weeks ago is a reminder of the depravity and barbarity of his half-brother, North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, and the world’s most… Kim Jong-nam’s… Read More »

From bread lines to hunger marches: street photography in the 1930s

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Throughout this troubled decade, people took to the streets to seek fair treatment, the right to work – or just some scraps of food Don’t miss the first of the Guardian’s special 1930s supplements, free with Saturday’s newspaper Read more: Are the 2010s really like the 1930s? Plus: What the Great Depression reveals about our future The Guardian From bread lines… Read More »

Eight words that changed the way we think

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The exact origins of words are often difficult to place. But sometimes they are the inventions of ground-breaking pioneers – from Chaucer to… Kelly Grovier BBC Every word conceals a story, a secret history. Behind the syllables we use every day lurk countless forgotten… “If you know the origin of a word”, the 6th Century scholar Isidore of Seville insisted, “everything can be more clearly… While most words slip into… Eight words that… Read More »

Fatima Bhutto on Indian partition film Viceroy’s House: ‘I watched this servile pantomime and wept’

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Gurinder Chadha’s film is a glossy imperial version of India’s traumatic partition that scandalously misrepresents the historical reality Fatima Bhutto The Guardian Gurinder Chadha’s Raj film Viceroy’s House begins with an ominous warning: “History is written by the victors.” It sure is. The empire and its… Fatima Bhutto on… Read More »

You May Want to Marry My Husband

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I have been trying to write this for a while, but the morphine and lack of juicy cheeseburgers (what has it been now, five weeks without real food?) have drained my energy and interfered with whatever prose prowess… AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL The New York Times Additionally, the intermittent micronaps that keep whisking me away midsentence are clearly not propelling my… You May Want… Read More »

Beauty and the Beast doesn’t hold a candle to the original

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The new live-action Beauty and the Beast can’t hold a candle to the 1991 animated original, writes Nicholas… Nicholas Barber BBC Disney has recently been remaking its hits with the industrial efficiency of a car manufacturing plant, but most of these updates have had their own… Maleficent turned the… Read More »

Torn Ballet Shoes, and a Life Upended

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ISTANBUL — For the first time in half a year, the Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan returned the other day to her Istanbul apartment, a home left ransacked when she was arrested and… Tim Arango The New York Times She discovered that many things were missing: flash drives containing her work and reviews from European… Left behind… Torn Ballet Shoes… Read More »

Tilted towers: The secrets beneath the world’s leaning buildings

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(CNN) – From the Tower of Pisa in Italy to Britain’s Big Ben, some of the world’s most famous buildings have a distinct list. Georgia McCafferty CNN However, architectural leanings are not confined to history. A few modern… Tilted towers: The… Read More »

Erdogan Exploits Islam For Personal And Political Gain

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Anyone who follows Turkish President Erdogan’s political career cannot escape the conclusion that he has carefully and systematically crafted policies framed in Islamic… Alon Ben-Meir Institute He uses religion to present himself and his political agenda as if it is being sanctioned by a higher authority, surreptitiously uses Islamic symbols to indoctrinate the… Erdogan Exploits Islam… Read More »

Lessons from the Greek Crisis

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The Greek crisis: the debate continues The   Greek crisis which erupted in 2009 and is still underway will undoubtedly be the subject of many analyses and studies in the years to come. Prof. Louka T. Katseli GAC  March 1, 2016 Economists, political scientists, public policy analysts and experts on European  governance and policy making will continue to debate the nature and origins  of the crisis, the effectiveness of  the policies pursued by successive  Greek governments  and the role of  the ... Read More »

Oprah Winfrey for president? ‘Now I’m thinking’

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Oprah Winfrey is not ruling out a presidential run in the wake of Donald Trump’s capture of the White… BBC She told Bloomberg Television Mr Trump’s election despite his political inexperience has made her rethink her own credentials for the Oval… The 63-year-old US talk show doyenne, who… Oprah Winfrey for… Read More »

China dominates global art market

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In a year when global art auction sales were down 22 percent from 2015 numbers, 2016 will be remembered as the time that China established itself as the clear superpower of the art world. Agence France-Presse Asia Times Global art sales plunged in 2016 as the number of high-value works sold dropped by half, while China regained its status as the world’s top market, Artprice said in an annual report released Monday. Art auctions worldwide… China dominates global… Read More »

‘I spent the night at my Muslim friends”: Christians flee Islamic State in Sinai

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Ismailia, Egypt: Some fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing, terrified that the militants of Islamic State would come for them… Omar Medhat and Laura King WAtoday Los Angeles Times For a fourth day on Sunday, Coptic Christians – one of Egypt’s most vulnerable minorities – sought safe haven after a series of sectarian killings in and… ‘I spent the… Read More »

Catholicism has done more harm to Australia than Islam. Where’s the outrage?

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Every Muslim who speaks out is expected to own, explain and condemn any act carried out by Muslims worldwide. The same doesn’t… Kristina Keneally The Guardian There is zero chance that sharia law – as a repressive criminal code used in certain Muslim majority nations – is going to be enshrined in Australia. Zero. Catholicism has done… Read More »

A Diabetes Drug Has Shut Down Cancer’s Primary Way of Making Energy

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A WELCOMED SIDE EFFECT While the typical side effects noted along with medications include upset stomach, headache, and difficulty operating heavy machinery, one medication used to treat diabetes has shown a… Author: Dom Galeon Editor: Kristin Houser Futurism Researchers have observed that diabetic patients whose diabetes was being treated with the… A Diabetes Drug… Read More »