A ‘can’t do spirit’ might be America’s biggest problem

by Rashmee

Posted on February 20, 2021


/FAITH, HOPE… Change readiness is a survival skill, a core competence, for countries as much as businesses. It rests on faith and hope, a willingness to see possibilities in new situations. As its response to the problems in Texas have shown, America is not change ready and doesn’t even seem to realise it should be. … Continue reading “A ‘can’t do spirit’ might be America’s biggest problem”

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Why a 1000-year-old English flour mill should be a case study for Harvard Business School

by Rashmee

Posted on May 3, 2020


When this is all over, Sturminster Newton flour mill in Dorset, England, should be a case study for Harvard Business School. The mill, which originally predated the 1066 Norman Conquest and was rebuilt in the 16th century, ceased commercial milling half-a-century ago and become a museum piece. But now it is back to commercial production … Continue reading “Why a 1000-year-old English flour mill should be a case study for Harvard Business School”

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Coronavirus: Lessons from Chinese companies

by Rashmee

Posted on March 26, 2020


It was Axios, the US news website, that suggested there were lessons for American companies to learn from their Chinese counterparts in lockdown. But in actual fact, Chinese companies could be seen as a template for others, everywhere. As Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, the Boston Consulting Group’s chief economist, told Axios, the lessons from China are abundant. … Continue reading “Coronavirus: Lessons from Chinese companies”

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Kerala’s floods are a sombre reminder of the need to adapt rapidly in response to a disaster

by Rashmee

Posted on August 21, 2018 / The National


Martin Luther King Jr once spoke of building “dykes of courage”, a memorable sermon about forcing change on America’s entrenched racially segregated system. But after the worst floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala in nearly a century, the issue is not about forcing change but dealing with it. From India’s most urbanised state, … Continue reading “Kerala’s floods are a sombre reminder of the need to adapt rapidly in response to a disaster”

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Words that the world badly needs if language is to be on fleek this year

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2016


We know that our language – English, the lingua franca, spoken by more than half the planet’s population – is changing at a faster pace than ever before. This is because of technological developments, the way we live and the way young people are able to communicate new words to each other. So, there’s on … Continue reading “Words that the world badly needs if language is to be on fleek this year”

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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