An original voice

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 Power of Impact Investment: a book review

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 →

Maleficent Deep Review English version (Spoiler Alert!)

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Deep Film

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Photo credit: IMDB

(Don’t expect perfect English)

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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Mermaid

On his dying breath, a mermaid kisses 'n pulls him down, into the deep blue sea. //a scene from the Pirates 4

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