Cometh the hour, cometh the growth opportunity

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2020


Three sectors are flourishing in the age of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19: New words and phrases New crimes of opportunity New openings for commerce Yesterday, I wrote about the crop of words and phrases already being harvested from the coronavirus outbreak. Click here to read it. If you don’t, here’s a reminder of some of … Continue reading “Cometh the hour, cometh the growth opportunity”

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Some American corporations are showing they have the sensibility of an ethical person

by Rashmee

Posted on October 8, 2019


For nearly a decade, corporate personhood has been hugely controversial in the United States. Ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010, upholding the rights of corporations to make political expenditures under the First Amendment, confers the right to free speech on a person or an association of people. Of … Continue reading “Some American corporations are showing they have the sensibility of an ethical person”

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It’s not clear Europe can really take on ‘Gafa’ and ‘Bat’

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2019


  Brussels is finally trying to become something more than a lifestyle and values superpower. According to the Financial Times, the European Union is considering plans to launch a €100bn sovereign wealth fund to finance European industrial champions. The idea is that they compete with the four US tech giants known as the “Gafa” (Google, … Continue reading “It’s not clear Europe can really take on ‘Gafa’ and ‘Bat’”

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How a new multilateralism is emerging from summits and crises

by Rashmee

Posted on August 27, 2019 / The National


The freshly concluded Group of Seven summit in Biarritz and the fires raging through the Amazon rainforest have sent a similar message. More global co-operation is needed, not less and it doesn’t matter if not everyone is on the same page. The new multilateralism has a shifting line-up and a changing cast of leaders. Sometimes, … Continue reading “How a new multilateralism is emerging from summits and crises”

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The worldwide web doesn’t really span the globe anymore

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2019


On April 22, Amazon announced that it would, for all practical purposes, shut down operations in China. Many see a significance that goes beyond a business decision by a commercial entity. According to Axios, it’s “another step in a reorganization of the world into two distinct, digitally driven universes.” The online world is being “rebordered”, … Continue reading “The worldwide web doesn’t really span the globe anymore”

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Is this a Henry Ford $5-a-day moment for the 21st century?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2018


Could the news that three of America’s most influential companies will form an independent health care company to serve their employees in the United States be a game-changing moment? Could it be a Henry Ford momen? The benefits parallel of Ford’s 1914 decision to pay his employees $5.00 a day, over twice the average wage for automakers at … Continue reading “Is this a Henry Ford $5-a-day moment for the 21st century?”

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Kagame’s Rwanda is planning a national network of ‘drone ports’. No, really

by Rashmee

Posted on November 1, 2015


When I visited Kigali a few years ago, it was obvious that President Paul Kagame had, to put it politely, a tremendous hold on his country. This is hardly a contentious statement but if further proof were needed, how about the October 29 vote in the lower house of Rwanda’s parliament to allow Mr Kagame … Continue reading “Kagame’s Rwanda is planning a national network of ‘drone ports’. No, really”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK