On Kindness as a Default

Posted on Mon 14 September 2015 in Dispatches • Tagged with culture, kindness, philosophy • 4 min read

I’ve been thinking about kindness a lot lately. As anything, it’s the result of the juxtaposition of several events, but without a doubt I’ve been mostly thinking about it in the context of raising my daughter.


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Quote: Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Posted on Sun 03 August 2014 in Dispatches • Tagged with business, culture, management, philosophy, quote, sociology • 1 min read

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

I love this. There is some debate as to whether this is translated …


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The sting of poverty

Posted on Wed 30 April 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with economics, philosophy, poverty, psychology • 1 min read

This is an interesting article covering an theory advanced by Charles Karelis that traditional economic theories don’t apply to the experience of the poor. The idea being that when living in poverty, “we see the world around us not in terms of goods to be consumed but as problems …


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