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My Take: 'I'm spiritual but not religious' is a cop-out
The increasingly common refrain that "I'm spiritual, but not religious," represents some of the most retrogressive aspects of contemporary society. The spiritual but not religious "movement" - an inappropriate term as that would suggest some collective, organizational aspect - highlights the implosion of belief that has struck at the heart of Western society.Alan Miller
, CNN, 29 September 2012
The big money to be made in finance now is from turning in your own firmEconomist
, 15 September 2012
From emotional and psychological well-being to character education
The recent revival of an old discourse of ‘character’ reinforces a search for better measurement as the basis for behaviour change strategies reflected in government interest in new ideas from behavioural science.Kathryn Ecclestone
, Research Papers in Education, September 2012
Bringing big ideas to life
Pop-ups events are becoming a very important part of our work. The reason is that bringing things to life in a visible tangible form is a very exciting thing to do.Collaborate
, 30 August 2012
Berlin’s cyber-bohemians don’t want to work
"Poor but sexy"; the German capital is a creative, forward-thinking centre, but only survives on subsidies paid by other states. There, lives a population for whom money is tight, and universal handouts are expected.Don Alphonso
, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
, 14 August 2012
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