Davos and the Arab project

by Rashmee

Posted on January 28, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The talkathon-cum-thinkfest that blazed to an end on January 26 at Davos had more leaders and executives from the Arab world in attendance than at any time since it began. The World Economic Forum, to give the high-achievers’ annual conclave its proper name, has been around in one form or the other since 1971. This … Continue reading “Davos and the Arab project”

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American growth a one-time event, says this professor controversially

by Rashmee

Posted on April 22, 2016


I remembered Robert Gordon, economics professor at Northwestern and author of The Rise and Fall of American Growth when I read that the wage gap in America grew in 29 of the last 42 years. On Freaknomics recently, Professor Gordon went to great lengths to explain that he took a doleful view of America’s prospects … Continue reading “American growth a one-time event, says this professor controversially”

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This CEO has seen the future and it is round and full of re-used goods

by Rashmee

Posted on February 15, 2014


Quartz has called attention to the “circular revolution” recommended by Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips. It is a philosophy that believes companies shouldn’t sell goods, but services based on the use of goods. That, says Quartz, will encourage re-use and recycling. Quite so. Mr van Houten’s suggestion is startlingly simple but a great leap … Continue reading “This CEO has seen the future and it is round and full of re-used goods”

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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