Category Archives: Politics

Twitter, breakfast and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

If you follow me on Twitter, you have probably come across my daily routine of addressing His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet about his breakfast habits.

I am a huge fan of the Dalai Lama and have a great fondness for the Buddhist teachings, but when it comes to his Twitter skills I think there is a lot for His Holiness to learn.
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Happiness doesn't have to cost the Earth…


Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity – instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth).

“I know there are challenges ahead, there may be trouble ahead, but I fear no one. I don’t care. I have been to the mountain top, and I have seen the Promised Land.” – Martin Luther King

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Lies, damned lies, and real-time statistics.

What with their being an election on and all, you’d think that reporting in the media would be more realistic… oh, wait. Scratch that. What I meant to say was infuriatingly biased and incorrect.

Many people, myself included, feel that one of the decisive battles in this election will be fought within the social networks and a recent research report by ‘An Award-Winning PR and Social Media Consultancy’ has got me brow-furrowingly angry.

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