Ivanka Trump is a prose poet of jargon. Remember ‘architecting’?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2019


I was reading Andrew Hill’s excellent piece in the FT about the business jargon that rather clouded corporate thought at the recent Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna and suddenly remembered Ivanka Trump. In fact it was a word that the US president’s eldest daughter had used that I remembered. “Architecting,” Ms Trump wrote in her 2017 … Continue reading “Ivanka Trump is a prose poet of jargon. Remember ‘architecting’?”

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The Ramadan connection and the Trump-Kushner Middle East ‘peace’ plan

by Rashmee

Posted on May 7, 2019


It seems odd to even mention the word “peace” at this point of time, when Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip have been engaging in some of the most intense attacks in recent years. But we recently got a date of sorts for the Trump-Kushner Middle East “peace” plan. We don’t have a date … Continue reading “The Ramadan connection and the Trump-Kushner Middle East ‘peace’ plan”

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Is Mrs Merkel really silly enough to hint she only invited Ivanka as a strategic route to dad?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 26, 2017


If German chancellor Angela Merkel invited Ivanka Trump to Berlin’s women’s summit as a strategic act of diplomacy, it’s rather careless of her to let her thinking become widely known. I’m not sure how smart it is to let everyone – including your target – know that you’re being emollient and flattering only for insanely … Continue reading “Is Mrs Merkel really silly enough to hint she only invited Ivanka as a strategic route to dad?”

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A president, his daughter & business success in a country whose name starts with ‘A’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 7, 2017


So what do you know about Angola? Most people will know only the following: that it is in Africa and that it was once a Portuguese colony Some others might also know that Angola has been ruled for a long time by a man named Jose Eduardo dos Santos. But even they would probably find … Continue reading “A president, his daughter & business success in a country whose name starts with ‘A’”

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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