I have an addiction to Coffee Shops. Coffee shops and cafes, not coffee itself. At a good coffee shop I arrive at a magical intersection of productivity and creativity. It is the “third place”, as coined by Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz, that I spend the most amount of time at after my home and my … More Observations on Coffee Shops, from a Coffee Shop
I predict that within 20 years there will be no need to own a car if you live in an urban environment, and I believe this prediction will stand whether or not that city has a fully-fledged public transport system today. The emergence of four important new concepts of transport in the 21st century city … More A Vision for the Future of Transport
The traditional micro-finance model of group lending does not work in the United States, but helping people raise their credit scores, encouraging saving and helping people manage their loans and repayments are alternative approaches to reducing the problem of under-banking that are not only more effective, but are also potentially lucrative.
A recent weekend spent in Yale with the Fordham Squash team may not have ended in victory for the Rams, but luckily the timing and location of the College Squash Championships happened to coincide with Yale’s second annual TEDx event. As a TED aficionado, I continually find myself inspired by the thousands of speakers addressing … More Re-imagining Education in the US & UK