Monthly Archives: April 2014

Robin Niblett: the West should not blame itself for Putin’s actions

Apr 16, 2014

It was a great to catch up this morning with Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs). Over breakfast on Piccadilly he shared some fascinating thoughts on the implications of the Ukraine crisis for the global political order – in particular what it tells us about the different approaches of

“The West’s utopians damned Ukraine to Russian dominance” – John Hulsman

Apr 15, 2014

In his latest posting as Senior Columnist for London’s City A.M. newspaper, John Hulsman wrote on how we got to where we are in Ukraine (read: mistakes the West made with regards to the on-going crisis), and how to best Putin in the end. John argues that the West’s world-view betrayed a total ignorance of the realities

Check out the who’s who of London’s tech start-up scene

Apr 15, 2014

London’s Evening Standard has put together a hotlist of top names who are at the helm of the capital’s fast-expanding SMEs. The line-up included tech stars such as Michael Acton Smith, founder of Mind Candy, father of Moshi Monsters and probably the most well-known face of Tech City, who was awarded an OBE in the New

What Ukraine Means For the New World Order – Exclusive Q&A with Rupert Smith and Ilana Bet-El

Apr 14, 2014

In an exclusive interview with Chartwell for our digital magazine – INSIGHT, General Sir Rupert Smith, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO, and Dr Ilana Bet-El, Brussels-based political analyst, gave their sought-after observations into the on-going Ukraine crisis. Who’s got the better hand of cards: Obama or Putin? It depends on the game.

Vivek Wadhwa on the promising future of medicine

Apr 11, 2014

In his latest Washington Post column, Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University, focuses on the future of medicine, and predicts that an era of data-driven, crowdsourced, participatory, genomics-based medicine awaits us. Vivek asserts that disruptive technologies are well on their way to prevent illness and disease, which will “turn the entire medical system

The Scott Expedition: Tales from Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere

Apr 11, 2014

I attended a fantastic event last night at the Royal Geographical Society, hearing from Ben Saunders who has recently completed the longest polar expedition in history with fellow explorer Tarka L’Herpiniere. After a humorous introduction from Alastair Humphreys, who was originally meant to have journeyed with Ben but pulled out for family reasons, Ben told the story

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