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A Society without a Leader?

A Society without a Leader?

Strong leaders in established political structures seem to be the obvious, and indeed the only choice for managing society. Leaders are accountable and tasked solely with looking after their community. However, this is not the case everywhere. A self-proclaimed, independent micro- community in a small Copenhagen neighbourhood has shown that a successful society doesn’t need…

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Price vs Quantity: The Showdown of Oligopolies

Price vs Quantity: The Showdown of Oligopolies

Many economics students you would talk to would be familiar with the Cournot and Bertrand models of competition. It’s one of the main things learnt in any industrial module or intermediate microeconomics course, encompassing duopolistic competition with the infamous Nash equilibrium – it’s a key industrial concept that highlights the differences between quantity and price…

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Oil, Theft and Tax – the dubious economics behind Islamic State

Oil, Theft and Tax – the dubious economics behind Islamic State

With a monthly income exceeding $80 million, the so-called ‘Islamic State’ has prospered so much financially since its inception in 1999 that it can almost be thought of as an economy in its own right. Its effective recruitment techniques, in conjunction with its abilities to maintain vast amounts of funding for its activities, are paramount…

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Are States or Corporations the true leaders of today’s world?

Are States or Corporations the true leaders of today’s world?

It is hard to decipher exactly the current state of affairs today due to the complexity of it all. Power is up for grabs and there are a lot of players involved — political leaders, international organisations, multinational corporations and even NGOs. We’ve been conditioned to think that nation-states are inherently dedicated to using their…

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What will Global Leadership look like in the “Post-American” world?

What will Global Leadership look like in the “Post-American” world?

Leadership is not an uncommon occurrence in the span of social relationships which constitute human life. Think of the patriarch or matriarch of a family; the village elder in preindustrial societies; the President of the United States. Clearly, leadership occurs also in relationships between nation-states, sometimes involving the use of force, as with Russia’s intervention…

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School Leadership: UK Schools vs Village Schools in Rural India

School Leadership: UK Schools vs Village Schools in Rural India

This summer, I was given the wonderful opportunity to volunteer for the Warwick Laksh foundation. For those of you that don’t know what the Laksh Foundation does, it is an initiative that began ten years ago. It used to be a small NGO, organic farm and women’s sewing co-operative which began to offer free education to the children…

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The Nigerian Leadership Puzzle

The Nigerian Leadership Puzzle

Some of you might find this hard to believe, but Africa is the world’s richest continent in terms of natural resources, with about 50% of the world’s gold and 3.1% of the world’s oil reserves. Furthermore, some parts are also highly fertile; in Nigeria, a seed will sprout anywhere it’s dropped, irrespective of if care…

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Trump’s Flip Flop: The View from Afghanistan

Trump’s Flip Flop: The View from Afghanistan

Afghanistan is now Trump’s War. The American War on Afghanistan, historically classified a “good war”, as a means of “humanitarian intervention” is now touted a “forgotten war”. The sudden shift from Afghanistan to the launch of Operation Desert Fox in Iraq is seen as a zigzag in American foreign policy. Whatever happened to the United…

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Brilliant Bezos – From Garage to Global Empire

Brilliant Bezos – From Garage to Global Empire

By Joseph Cramp Pretty much anyone you’ll meet these days knows about Amazon, the magical online enterprise where one can find almost anything under the sun, and often have it delivered one the same day. Less though, know a lot about Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO. However, anyone interested in leadership should study Bezos closely to…

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The Maniac Leaders

The Maniac Leaders

Visionary leaders, ground-breaking innovations, industry trailblazers – Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are synonymous with success and leadership in the world today. Leadership is quintessential to the world. People look for icons, and revered leaders are generally great symbols of innovation, courage and grit. Leaders like Steve Jobs, Bezos and Musk can also…

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