Cognitive Diversity at board level

Cognitive diversity is no longer the gold standard for firms. It’s like folding our arms after presenting a thought experiment.

Oftentimes, we still need to go that extra mile with an actual experiment to test the validity of the thought experiment. In simple terms, real people acquire wisdom from lived experiences.

Furthermore, the constitution of a board reflects the essence and it’s also a true reflection of the brand when the PR frills are removed.

The good news is, forward thinking firms see both the moral and economic arguments for demographically diverse boards.

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Thought Leaders Series: 2020

Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents

People are asking why Hong Kong residents are being given a red carpet reception by the UK government, citing that Brexit was a bid to control immigration as resources were depleting.

However, as with poverty there are mainly two types of migrants— the deserving and the undeserving. For example, when the Nigerian economy was buoyant there were hardly visa restrictions. Her citizens were free to travel in and out to spend — and spend they did. But the minute the country’s economy showed any sign of a crisis, visa restrictions kicked in from most Western countries.

So by and large if we take global politics aside, as long as you have the means, there are hardly any travel restrictions on planet earth.

While I empathise with the causes of the movements in Hong Kong, I would have liked to see the same gesture extended to those with similar plight in other countries — especially the ones.

Dear friends, there is a crucial lesson to be learn from this. In neoliberalism, you only get the full benefits of your human rights through economic might.

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Reform and Progress

Thought Leaders Series: 2019

As a student of history, I have come to realise that achieving policy and institutional reforms, although extremely difficult, is still relatively easier than mobilising potential beneficiaries to see, engage and flourish from such changes.

If one can draw from ancient antiquity, It is one thing to bring the people out of captivity, a completely different and more complex task to get them to enter and flourish in the promised land.

Reachout | Revive | Recover

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