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Making 1 + 1 = 3
Making 1 + 1 = 3
You should all be familiar with the cartoon strip Dilbert. The cartoon is known for its satirical humour about a white collar, micromanaged office featuring engineer Dilbert as the title character. The strip has...
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Carving the Statue
Carving the Statue
You recognise the statue in the picture above, right? It’s the statue of (the Biblical hero) David.  It’s a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501-1504 by the Italian artist Michelangelo. The statue was...
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Why Buy?
Why Buy?
How many of you remember (or are even old enough to remember) the film Uncle Buck? It came out 30 years ago and starred John Candy as Uncle Buck and McCauley Culkin as Miles...
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Missing the Point
Missing the Point
Let’s start with a joke. A successful lawyer buys himself a brand new Porsche Carrera.  The following day he parks it right in front of the office ready to show it off to his...
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The Illusion of Knowledge
The Illusion of Knowledge
Let’s start with another question from the Factfulness Test that we talked about last time. In all low-income countries across the world today, how many girls finish primary school…(a) 20% (b) 40% (c) 60%?...
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Looking for the Majority
Looking for the Majority
Let’s start with a short quiz. Question 1: In the last 20 years, has the proportion of the world’s population living in extreme poverty… (a) almost doubled (b) remained more or less the same...
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The Power of Compounding
The Power of Compounding
Let’s start with a fable about the invention of chess. The game of chess was presented to a great King.  The King absolutely loved the game and offered the inventor any reward that he...
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Idealists vs. Realists
Idealists vs. Realists
Fill in the blanks… “There are only two types of people in the world.  Those that _________ and those that _________. How did you fill in the blanks?  Maybe you went political “those that...
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