The recent spate of train, bus and plane crashes in Western Europe, Canada and the US has, understandably, precipitated a series of articles by reporters, journalists and others. Some have reported the facts, while others have sensationalised the events, provided a human view, or speculated the causes of these disasters.
Amongst the articles I have seen, one stood out because it raised some interesting bigger questions—of jumping to conclusions in some deterministic sense; of shoddy reporting; and, dare I say it, of cultural prejudices. I commend the article to you—perhaps to stimulate your mind as you take time out to enjoy a coffee—because it highlights the power of the written word to influence the way we perceive reality.
Thoughts on corporate governance, strategy and effective board practice; our place in the world; and, other things that catch my attention.