Meredith Ansell

April 23, 2013
Happy April Fools Day!

The Lesson in the Hoax

Holidays can boost certain human inclinations. We like our holidays of giving that make us more generous. We enjoy ourselves more on special days of merriment. It also happens that other less pleasant tendencies can sometimes get freer reign. Giving can turn into crass materialism and merry-making just an excuse […]
April 22, 2013
Think Positive

A Healthy Glass of Optimism

The glass half full is the healthier option. This may seem self-evident to optimistic people, but now science is confirming that the resilient type is not just better able to withstand the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, she’s also probably in better shape. So it looks like the happiness […]
April 18, 2013
Stephen Roach

Seven Guys in a Room; Let’s Hope They Get It Right

China is the Asian giant that everyone worries is starting to topple over. It doesn’t take a subscriber to “sky is falling” sites like Zero Hedge to see this. Even when China is in the news for its innovation, it can’t seem to catch a break. Witness the recent report […]
April 17, 2013
Sheryl Sandberg

Two Sides of the Same Female Empowerment Coin: Sheryl Sandberg & Dr. Anita

Empowering more women as a means of enabling greater economic prosperity and social gains across the board is so obvious on many levels. Anything that self-evident can lull us into a complacent mood. When news comes along that moves the dial again, we really ought to perk up our ears. […]