(Jakrapong , an Ashoka fellow working on Muser forest conservation and shade grown coffee for community likelihood. He was posing in front of the coffee tree in his village with coffee flower!)Yesterday was interesting. I went to meet with Mun Ching from AirAsia Foundation , Thai AirAsia purchase team to work together on how to... Continue Reading →
One must retain one's independent voice in a partnership or degrading into a contractor. This is one element of the psychological determinants influencing a perceived value of a person.
A good friend, working as social enterprise incubator, asked me how to do personal assessment of a social entrepreneur in order to select who to support ? If the business plan is good, how to assess the social entrepreneur as a person ? The question is very important to very early stage incubators and angels,... Continue Reading →
The Rockefeller Foundation recently launched a book on impact investment. It is a good introduction to the emerging practice of using investment to create social impact while realizing financial returns. Related concepts from Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), CSR & Corporate Shared Value, Venture Philanthropy, etc. are put into context with impact investment , especially on... Continue Reading →
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This 21st. Century version of Sleeping Beauty is different from the Brothers Grimm one, thus, a lot of good traditional & psychological meanings are distorted. However, I find it is interesting to analyse anyway. In this post I will analyse 2 main characters, Maleficent and Aurora, try to figure out why the princess sleeps, What is the meaning of the spinning wheel, and why Maleficent is allergic to iron.
The story begins with the breaking apart between two worlds, human’s and fairy’s. (The magical forest, Moors) This could mean the split between intra psychic, the consciousness and the unconscious. The Greedy boy, Stefan had got good things inside but too stupid to see their value. He cut her wings of Freedom & took away her pride to trade with external material wealth & power. Greedy & selfish love usually ends up this way…
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On his dying breath, a mermaid kisses 'n pulls him down, into the deep blue sea. //a scene from the Pirates 4
"Our wills and fates do so contrary run That our devices still are overthrown; Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own." Claudius, King of Denmark; from The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare Introduction: The economic history of Sweden is unique and full of fascination. It is a history of... Continue Reading →
Empty flesh, a moon shines through, these shallow bones.