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The New Normal
The New Normal
Last week Hurricane Dorian ripped through the northern Bahamas.  Winds of up to 200mph and huge storm surges devastated lives and properties. If that wasn’t bad enough, Dorian created another storm.  One that continues...
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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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