Ha-Joon Chang: Guerrilla Economist

After living in the UK for nearly thirty years, Ha-Joon Chang is not overly impressed by the weather or the national preoccupation with cricket....

UK: How a Nation Learns to Love the Union

UK Prime Minister David Cameron claims to have negotiated a deal to give Britain special status in the European Union. It would, he argued,...

Hail to the Maintainers

About ten years ago, leftist firebrand satirist Freek de Jonge, the grand old man of Dutch stand-up comedy, turned to conservative newspaper De Telegraaf...

UNCDF “What Did We Learn?” Series: UNCDF MicroLead Expansion Innovations Reaching...

Increasing the capacity of financial institutions to provide low-balance savings accounts and reach low-income clients in developing countries with technology-driven products has become an...

Daniel Ek: Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Geek

When Swedish entrepreneur and digital hotshot Daniel Ek was 14, he was building web pages for friends using self-taught programming knowhow. And if everything...

Dorothy Hodgkin: From Chemistry Set to Nobel Prize

Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994), née Crowfoot, is one of only a handful of women to have won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She pioneered and...

Eden Full Goh: Here Comes the Sun

Eden Full Goh was barely ten when she picked up a book at the neighbourhood library with detailed instructions on how to build a...

Dr Bernard Kourchner: Activist of Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian, activist, doctor, and politician: Bernard Kouchner is an outspoken advocate for the duty of states to intervene in other countries in order to...

Jeff Bezos: Transforming Retail into a Loss-Leader

Best known as the founding father of Internet behemoth Amazon, Jeff Bezos is more than a one-multi-global-success-trick pony. A divisive figure – mainly due...