Robin Cook

January 1, 2014
Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s Gift: South Africa,Vacation Destination

The death of Nelson Mandela at age 95 is one of those profound moments at which point we take a sort of grand cultural, historical, and social inventory of all the good in the world. People in South Africa are busy celebrating his outsized life, moral grandeur, and enduring legacy. […]
December 24, 2013
Ori Allon

Outside the Comfort Zone: Urban Compass’ Ori Allon

The serial entrepreneur is a restless animal. He or she moves from one investment to the next, never satisfied with seeing a single seedling ripen into sustainable profitability. The challenge is personal, but it’s also about creating impact in the entire ecosystem. Take the Twitter success story, with its many […]
December 17, 2013
Doha City Center

The High Price of Bacon in Qatar: Art and Freedom

Reported as the most expensive artwork sold at auction, Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sold for a record $142.4 million at Christie’s in New York on November 12th. A few immediate questions come to mind, some more pressing than others. Why would someone pay such an […]
November 27, 2013
Homeschooling in the military

New Models of Education for Military Families

Education is getting its fair share of attention in the news, although not as much as the healthcare industry these days. The economic underpinning of education is never far from most stories. We can look at the transformation of the higher education through free online initiatives. Will the traditional university […]