Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Searching for a purpose: a guide

Whether you're drilling for oil, writing an essay, creating new technology, or governing a country, apply the following universal formula: understand, change, create (UCC).

By applying the UCC philosophy to life, one can expect higher returns and a greater sense of purpose.

A man's life is therefore measured according to what he understood, changed and created.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Piracy at Sea I

In today's delicate financial environment, one cannot stop but to associate the culprits of the financial crisis with a bunch of pirates from the 15th century. But the quintessential pirates, that is, pirates at sea, do no belong merely to the sensationalism of history books. Piracy at sea is a live, real, and costly threat to the global economy. It is common knowledge that 90% of world trade depends on the shipping industry. However, the successful execution of pirate-led operations is threatening the very industry that is the lifeblood of the world trading system. A poor effort has been made thus far to resolve this growing threat - at a time when the global economy is - for lack of better words - sinking.

Click here to view a brief video on the issue generally.

Click here to view the EU's efforts in tackling piracy at sea.