Russia: An Uninvestable Country


Ikea said Tuesday that it was suspending further investment in Russia, apparently because of pervasive corruption and demands for bribes. The announcement came after a rare statement by Ikea’s 83-year-old founder in a radio interview that Ikea had decided not to solve problems by slipping money under the table. Kudos to Ikea for standing up […]

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A Home in Harvard


I highly recommend this inspiring LA Times article about Khadijah Williams. Here is a snippet: “Around here, Khadijah is known as “Harvard girl,” the “smart girl” and the girl with the contagious smile who landed at Jefferson High School only 18 months ago. What students don’t know is that she is also a homeless girl.” […]

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Smile Pinki


I just watched a very moving documentary called Smile Pinki. The movie is short, only 45 minutes, and is about children with cleft palates from extremely poor places in India. The movie follows a few of them from their villages to a hospital, where thanks to the charity, Smile Train, they can have surgery for […]

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Why is he in charge?


The New York Times profiles Brian Deese, the 31 year old in charge of dismantling GM. Brian Deese represents what I think is a big problem in th Obama administration: No one really has any business experience or has experience operating in the business world. This will come back to bite Obama, the economy and […]

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