Some inspiration from the very cool (and brilliant) Seth Godin:
Childlike makes a great scientist; Childish produces tantrums.
Childlike brings fresh eyes to marketing opportunities; Childish rarely shows up as promised.
Childlike is fearless and powerful and willing to fail; Childish is annoying.
Childlike inquires with a pure heart; Childish is merely ignored.
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My involvement with the Mosaic Institute in creating a set of Peace Dialogues about Sri Lanka remains one of my more important present initiatives. In addition to being election day, Monday also happened to be the day of our second dialogue, discussing the roles and responsibilities of the media to fostering peace and community harmony in Sri Lanka.
Like the first dialogue, this event featured Sri Lankan speakers who were acutely aware of the challenges as journalists and media representatives in the country. Panellists included:
- NIGEL NUGAWELA – Co-Editor, Groundviews, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- V.V. GANESHANANTHAN – Novelist (Love Marriage), Blogger and Journalist, Ann Arbor, MI
- ARJUNA RANAWANA – News Manager, OMNI TV Alberta, Edmonton
- MARTIN REGG COHN – Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Toronto Star
Video and comments follow after the jump.
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As an undergraduate at the University of Guelph, I had the distinct privilege of being one of the student co-chairs of the Masai for Africa Campaign. Launched by Guelph doctor Anne Marie Zajdlik as a response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Lesotho, my brief leadership of the campaign was one of my most memorable experiences at the university. Anne-Marie describes those years of the campaign here.
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