Studying abroad in London is great: there are an infinite number of possibilities in such a massive city. It can be amazing but it can also be overwhelming, and sometimes you just need to get out of the city for a day.
Listen carefully to the buzz during the World Economic Forum annual meeting this week and one thing is abundantly clear: Current global realities have changed the game for most firms. Today, corporate capacity for innovation and transformation is a critical imperative to survive and thrive.
Pakistan's bully politics breeds political operators who use verbal insults and threats of physical violence to intimidate opponents. For a legion of cultural reasons, Pakistan encourages, protects, and even romanticizes bully politics.
When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.
There seem to be more conferences targeting social entrepreneurs than there were Olympic athletes. I'm fairly certain that, if you were so inclined, you could spend every week of the year at a different conference and have "networked" your way around the world.
Universities around the world are taking their courses online in ways that may disrupt our notions of how and what we learn, who learns what, what we pay for education and even the value of a specific college degree.
Oxford is sui generis, literally "of its own kind." Poet Matthew Arnold described it as "that sweet city with her dreaming spires." It is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. To pop culture fans, Oxford is something more.