In the movie ‘Wall-E’ we are transported 700 years into the future, when the last surviving humans have been forced to abandon a polluted Earth and find refuge for their corpulent selves on the spaceship Axiom. The characterization of humans as grossly overweight dugong like creatures, transported in pods – being limited in their ability […]
Fears of global recession have corporate planners scurrying to improve their financial prospects, mainly by cutting costs. The snappily titled programmes that are the outcome of these are obviously intended for the consumption of Wall Street, but are they fair on consumers and the worker?
It’s a little late I know, but Hollywood takes it’s time coming to Sri Lanka. So when finally taking the kids to a movie about a robot called Wall-E, and not expecting much more than a couple of hours of mild entertainment, the reality came as a surprise. Writer/Director Andrew Stanton delivers a wolf in […]
Amidst the wreckage of the Ministerial Meeting of the WTO in July emerges a new world order in which the wealthy, normally unchallenged Western states see their might checked. The discussions ended in failure and 7 years of effort seem to have come to naught. In spite of the somewhat arrogant accusations of Susan Schwab, […]
It has been a while since Dr. Robert Aboagye-Mensah of the Christian Council of Ghana famously commented, “International trade between my country and the West is like an antelope and a giraffe competing for food which is at the top of a tree. You can make the ground beneath their feet level, but the contest […]
The June 2008 issue of ‘The Director’ Magazine of the IoD, included a well researched feature on the subject of CSR. It was to me, an informative, yet bewildering overview of the subject. Informative because it is a comprehensive and well researched feature, bewildering because in many cases, the businesses that practice this ‘corporate social […]
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